Last Sunday, the European Union (EU) asked explanations to the United States for their spying program PRISM, which was denounced by Edward Snowden, which apparently also targeted European institutions, as indicated by recent revelations of the case.
The German newspaper Der Spiegel said in its Sunday edition that the EU also was ‘targeted’ by the National Security Agency (NSA), who is accused of spying global electronic communications. Der Spiegel based its accusations on confidential documents revealed after the leakage of the former analyst of the NSA, Edward Snowden, who is now wanted by the law of his country since his actions are considered treason.
The Minister of Justice in Berlin, said last Sunday that “the United States should immediately and thoroughly explain if the information of the media on totally disproportionate measures of interception by the United States in the EU are accurate or not.”
France joined the claims and also “called on Sunday for explanations” to the U.S., so said Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, adding that “if these facts, are confirmed, it would be totally unacceptable.”
Finally, the European Commissioner for Justice, Viviane Reding, said “you can not negotiate on a large transatlantic market” if it is suspected that the partners with whom they are negotiating are listening to what it’s being said “in the offices of the European negotiators.”