From Der Spiegel – ‘No Longer in the Cold War‘- Merkel Infuriated by US Spying (click to access report)
Excerpts from Report: “German Chancellor Angela Merkel has compared US spying to Cold War tactics and Brussels wants EU facilities checked for American eavesdropping equipment. Concern is growing the scandal could seriously damage trans-Atlantic relations.
The German government reacted strongly on Monday to media reports that the United States has spent years spying on the European Union and on specific European countries. Meanwhile, European Union leaders have both reviled the US for allegedly bugging EU diplomatic missions in Washington, DC, and New York and ordered that bloc facilities be searched for American eavesdropping equipment.”
Euro ministers under pressure to make progress
Eurozone finance ministers meet Monday under pressure to push ahead quickly with measures agreed last month to tackle the debt crisis as market sentiment turns increasingly negative.
File photo of Eurogroup president Jean-Claude Juncker. Monday’s meeting may also discuss who should succeed Juncker, who is due to step down on July 17, as head of the eurozone finance ministers group.
AFP – Eurozone finance ministers meet Monday under pressure to push ahead quickly with measures agreed last month to tackle the debt crisis as market sentiment turns increasingly negative.
European leaders hailed a June 28-29 EU summit as a breakthrough, promising fresh capital for Spain’s struggling banks, a European bank union to keep the lenders in line and making it easier for the bloc’s new bailout fund to help states in trouble. Read more