Slovenian Ambassador Apologizes For Signing ACTA [Updated]
from the now-what? dept
Well, this is getting strange. The Slovenian ambassador to Japan, Helena Drnovsek Zorko has apparently issued a public apology for signing ACTA last week. There aren’t many details, unfortunately, and I don’t see the statement on the English-language Slovenian Japanese embassy website, nor on the Slovenian government’s news page. Still, it makes you wonder, if she’s sorry just a week after signing, why did she sign it in the first place? Did she not do the research? And what happens now? Can she retract the signature?
Update: As a few of you have sent in here is a Google translated version of her “apology.” The translation isn’t great… but it appears she’s saying that the government told her to sign it, and she didn’t know if she could push back, but now that she understands ACTA, she doesn’t like it, and she appears to hope that people will protest ACTA and stop it from getting implemented. If anyone has a better translation, please let us know…