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September 14, 2016 - Progress in UPC Agreement ratification

The Netherlands have ratified the UPC Agreement on September 14, 2016.

This means that 11 Member States have ratified the UPC Agreement.

The Agreeement could therefore enter into force as soon as Germany and UK would ratify.

However, the result of the British referedum of June 2016, which gave a majority in favor of leaving the European Union will probably delay a ratification by the UK.

The German government will certainly wait for the final political position of the UK before engaging the ratification process.