@glyn: you might want to consider to use more precise language here. Pretty much everybody involved in the proces is a politician (including Commissioners). The people you refer to as politicians in this article are parliamentarians (or MEPs or lawmakers).
@Rob8urcakes & @J: you can find a list that provides more information (like party affiliation, and voting records) here:
.... is even more profound than portraid in Glyn's post. As i t happens the European Commissioner in charge of copyright policy, Michael Barnier, is French. It is not entirely uncommon that Members of the European Commission tend to fall in line with their home government's policies positions. So there might be some reason to hope that this might have a positive influence the positions taken by the Commission. Barnier has traditionally represented the maximalist position within the Commission.
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