EU must not tolerate US espionage and Snowden should be granted asylum
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.
GUE/NGL Press Contacts:
Emily Macintosh +32 470 85 05 08
Gay Kavanagh +32 473 84 23 20
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