Sorry but I did translation from French to English
June 30, 2013
Europeans have demanded explanations on Sunday the U.S. spying program, which was intended European EU institutions and millions of citizens, Brussels
same warning of potential impact on the negotiation of a free trade transatlantic.
"Between partners, we do not spy", launched Sunday to Luxembourg European Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding. "We can not negotiate a
transatlantic market if there is any doubt that our partners target listen to the offices of the European negotiators," she said, claiming that the
United States "dispel these doubts quickly ".
Directly involved in the negotiations, the EU Trade Commissioner, Karel De Gucht, ruled on Belgian television that the case would be "very serious"
if the allegations were confirmed. However, he refused to engage in a verbal escalation, pending clarification requested by the EU in Washington.
"Clarity, truth and transparency is what we can and should expect from our American friends and allies explanations are necessary and urgent." He
said of his on his Twitter account the French Commissioner Michel Barnier side.
The three commissioners responded to the revelations of the German weekly Der Spiegel , who said Sunday that Prism, the spy of the U.S. National
Security Agency (NSA) program had targeted the institutions of the European Union. Spiegel based his accusations on confidential documents which he
may have knowledge with former U.S. NSA consultant, Edward Snowden, the heart of a global mess worthy of the best spy novels.
France has also asked for an explanation "as soon as possible." "These facts, if confirmed, would be totally unacceptable," said the head of its
diplomacy, Laurent Fabius. The French Minister of Justice, Christiane Taubira was further, believing that if Washington had indeed led espionage
operations described by Spiegel, it would be "an unspeakable act of hostility."
For his German counterpart Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, "it is beyond belief that our American friends consider Europeans as enemies." "This
is reminiscent of the actions between enemies during the Cold War," she said, biting, claiming she also explained "immediately and in detail."
"Targets to attack"
According to Spiegel , the program consisted not only of microphones installed in the building of the EU in Washington, but also infiltration of
computer network that allowed him to read the e-mails and internal documents. The representation of the EU at the UN was monitored in the same way,
according to these documents, in which the Europeans are explicitly designated as "targets to attack."
And the latest revelations of Spiegel, made Sunday afternoon, could ignite the German public is very sensitive to issues of privacy protection.
Germany is indeed "the European country most closely watched" by the NSA, with 500 million telephone connections and recorded monthly Internet
ensures the magazine, which explains that a "normal" day of spying for about 15 million phone calls recorded in Germany, against about two million
daily in France. Germany, like France, are considered by the NSA to be less reliable than Canada, Britain, Australia and New Zealand, as Der Spiegel
explains the basis of these documents.
Europeans are yet "among the closest allies" of the United States, said Sunday the Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, the sole U.S.
reaction at this stage. The spokesman for the U.S. State Department, Marie Harf, refused to comment.
President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, has meanwhile raised a potential "huge scandal", while the Green MEP Daniel CONH-Bendit called
for an immediate breakdown of negotiations on the Free Trade Transatlantic come to be launched, until an agreement has not been signed with the United
States on the protection of personal data. Negotiations to this effect, launched in 2011, have not yet succeeded. After the first revelations about
Prism, the European Commission had assured that Washington had agreed to inform Europeans. But the promise seems to have been held in Brussels have
again called on June 19 answers "as quickly as possible."
Also according to Spiegel, the NSA had even expanded its operations to Brussels there is "more than five years." In 2003, the EU had effectively
confirmed discovery of a wiretapping office system several countries - including France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Austria and Italy - at
the Council of the European Union. It is difficult to know if it is the same case, the investigation of the Belgian justice that led to nothing.
Author explosive revelations, former NSA employee Edward Snowden, who has sought political asylum in Ecuador, is blocked for a week at the airport in
Moscow, his passport was canceled by the United States, claiming extradition for espionage.