July 2, 2013

Europe Must Get Tough on U.S. Spying

Veld & Verhofstadt, The Guardian

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The EU must stop cosying up to the US, protect its citizens and investigate the possibility of espionage by a foreign power.

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TAGGED: Barack Obama, United States, NSA, European Union, Europe


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