The president of the European Parliament has demanded an explanation after fresh intelligence allegations against the US. The German magazine Der Spiegel reported that the National Security Agency bugged EU institutions.
Comments following talks between the EU and Brazil suggest progress on a long-sought free trade agreement. However, their joint summit in Brussels also touched on their planned response to the NSA surveillance scandal.
Germany is planning to possibly resume counter-espionage measures against several Western allies, according to a report in the news magazine Spiegel. The report said British and US embassies could be targeted.
A committee in EU Parliament issued a damning report about the scale and the impact of mass surveillance. But there is no consensus on an amendment to give asylum to intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.
Angela Merkel wants to set up a European communication network, for more independence from US providers. That's not enough, says Green MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht: She needs to support European data law reform.
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