03 February 2007

EU - European Parliament stands firm on cross-border defamation law

(OUT-LAW News)
The European Parliament has voted to make every EU member state take a common approach to cross-border privacy and defamation cases. The Council of Ministers had opposed a previous extension of the Regulation to include privacy and defamation, but the Parliament has voted to re-include it. The deadlock is likely to proceed to the formal conciliation procedure, where MEPs and Ministers in equal numbers will attempt to find a compromise.