Allegations that US agents have not only been spying on European citizens but also on EU institutions, embassies, permanent representations and diplomats have been met with strong criticism from GUE/NGL MEPs.
In light of this recent scandal, the Group demands that the EU-US trade negotiations are immediately suspended pending clarification of the situation.
GUE/NGL MEPs also reiterated that Edward Snowden must be protected and that the EU should grant him asylum.
The GUE/NGL is also calling for the setting up of an EU-level control and inquiry committee which deals with the cooperation of member states' intelligence agencies and the use of EU citizens' personal data.
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