Following Poland's lead, the Czech Prime Minister, Petr Necas has announced that the government there will suspend the ACTA ratification process until the country has had more time to analyze the agreement. This follows a "wave of protests" across Europe, in which this agreement, that everyone assumed was going through with no questions asked, has suddenly generated significant public interest:
"By no means would the government admit a situation where civic freedoms and free access to information would be threatened," Necas said.
That is why the government will analyse the issue and have it assessed by experts. "We really must look into the impact it would have in real life," Necas said.