The revelations made by 30-year old Edward SNOWDEN on the PRISM programme still make the headlines. It is now the EU’s turn to speak up after the German weekly Der Spiegel has revealed that the EU is part of America’s National Security agency’s target.
Germany was the first European country to make an official statement and asked for immediate answers to the American authorities. “If the media reports are true, it is reminiscent of the actions of enemies during the cold war”, said Secretary of Justice Sabine LEUTHEUSSER-SCHNARRENGBERGE.
The President of the European parliament, German Martin SCHULZ has stated that it would an enormous scandal and that it “would be an extremely serious matter which will have a severe impact on EU-US relations.”
According to the HuffingtonPost, EU representatives have mentioned that they had questioned American authorities. “We have immediately been in contact with the U.S. authorities in Washington D.C. and in Brussels and have confronted them with the press reports. They have told us they are checking on the accuracy of the information released yesterday and will come back to us.”
If the allegations were to be confirmed, President OBAMA who is currently on the news for his visit on the African continent would have serious difficulties sharing his concern about terrorism in Europe….
To Be Continued…