Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Spy row threat to EU-U.S. trade deal

The EU's Foreign policy chief spent the weekend negotiating a free trade deal with Bahrain. But Catherine Ashton's visit was somewhat over-shadowed by events that could affect a much bigger trading partnership. The European Union wants an explanation from the US, after a German magazine reported that America's spy agency had tapped EU offices. (SOUNDBITE) (English) EU COMMISSION SPOKESPERSON, PIA AHRENKILDE HANSEN, SAYING: "These are disturbing news if proven true, they demand full clarification. Let me state clearly that clarity and transparency is what we expect from our partners and allies, and this is what we expect from the United States." Germany and France have also called for a full explanation. And the mood appears to have changed since Obama visited Berlin last month. The talk then was of friendship and co-operation. Now Angela's Merkel's office is using far frostier rhetoric. (SOUNDBITE) (German) CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL'

© DailyMotion -

Comment on this article!
To post a comment, we encourage you to become a member of® or log in if you are already a member. You can still post your commentwithout registering, but you will need to fill your personal information each time.

Become a member (free)   |   Log in

Postings are subject to the terms and conditions of®. Before submitting your message , you must read the Terms and conditions of® and agree to them by checking the box below.
Your name:
  I have read and agree to the Terms and conditions of®.
Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter