Daniela Vincenti in Strasbourg and Jeremy Fleming in Brussels

Parliament to launch enquiry into US eavesdropping

The European Parliament on Thursday (4 July) plans to establish a special committee to investigate reports that an American spy agency monitored phone calls and e-mails of EU institutions and some member states. But some MEPs sought to downplay pressure to freeze EU-US trade negotiations over the spying allegations. EURACTIV reports from Strasbourg.