Copyright Directive mandate rejected at plenary vote

5 July 2018

The European Parliament has rejected the JURI Committee report that would have given rapporteur Axel Voss MEP a mandate to enter negotiations with the Council of the European Union. The plenary vote, including short speeches by JURI rapporteur Axel Voss and the opposing view by rapporteur Catherine Stihler (IMCO Committee) can be seen here. The Parliament’s press release after the vote  (318 votes to 278, 31 abstentions) is here. Further debates, amendments and votes on the Copyright Directive are anticipated at the next plenary session, due September 2018.