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  • US NSA chief denies collecting intelligence on EU citizens

    Promoted content | Data protection 30-10-2013

    The US intelligence chief has fought back against claims that the US was allegedly tapping the phones of EU citizens and leaders, including Angela Merkel.
    In a snap hearing in the US Congress on Tuesday, General Keith Alexander said that the US had not collected information on European citizens, hinting that it was EU governments who handed over the data.
    “Data was provided to NSA by foreign partners”, Alexander said.

  • MEPs urge EU leaders to suspend SWIFT agreement with US amid spying scandal

    Promoted content | Data protection 25-10-2013

    As EU leaders gather for a 2-day summit in Brussels, MEPs are demanding explanations over the allegations that the US have been spying on European head of state and have urged EU leaders to take action.
    'I'm very disappointed about the weak attitude the Europeans again showed towards the US, tapping phone of Angela Merkel this is the top of all scandals information we have received, and the Europeans prefer still to play diplomacy, and refuse any strong reaction', said Green MEP Rebecca Harms.

  • EU leaders meet UK business figures

    Promoted content | Data protection 25-10-2013

    In a bid to 'cut red tape to foster growth and jobs in Europe', UK Prime Minister David Cameron is hosting a meeting in Brussels with British business leaders and his European Union counterparts.
    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for a 2-day summit, Cameron has called for EU's regulations on businesses to be simplified.

  • Merkel, Hollande demand explanation over US spying allegations – Merkel’s press conference

    Promoted content | Data protection 25-10-2013

    As the US security agency has been accused of monitoring the phones of European leaders, Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande are seeking talks with the US before the end of the year to demand an explanation over the allegations.
    Speaking in a press conference after the first meetings of a 2-day gathering of EU leaders in Brussels, Merkel said she wants 'action' from President Obama, and 'not just words'.

  • Merkel to Obama: ‘Spying among friends is not acceptable’

    Promoted content | Data protection 24-10-2013

    Amid allegations that the US had been spying on EU leaders, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that she has made clear to US president Barack Obama that 'spying among friends is not acceptable.
    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for an EU Summit, Merkel told reporters on her arrival that Europe needs 'to reflect on what data protection agreements and transparency is needed for that'.

  • Barnier: ‘Merkel has European convictions’

    Promoted content 24-09-2013

    After losing out on her preferred coalition partners, Germany's newly re-elected chancellor, Angela Merkel, faces a number of hurdles in securing a power-sharing deal with rival left-leaning parties. EU Commissioner for Internal Market and Services Michel Barnier comments on the re-election of Angela Merkel.

  • German elections TV duel produces no winner

    Promoted content | Elections 02-09-2013

    Only three weeks before the biggest economy in Europe goes to the polls, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Social Democrat rival Peer Steinbrück held on Sunday the only TV debate of the campaign, which according to analysts, produced no real winner.
    Watched by over 15 million viewers, both candidates clashed over tax policies, the euro crisis and the US spying scandal.

  • European Commission on EU data protection regulation

    Promoted content | Data protection 15-07-2013

    Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to push for tougher EU data protection rules and force Internet firms to be more open as she tried to reassure voters before a September election about intrusive snooping by US intelligence in Germany.

  • Brussels unveils Single Resolution Mechanism for banking union

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 11-07-2013

    Despite strong German opposition, the European Commission on Wednesday unveiled plans to set up a single body to deal with failing banks.
    Regarded as a pillar in Europe's so-called banking union, the new plan would allow the Commission to shut down any of Europe's struggling banks, even if the national authorities disagree.

  • EU leaders meet at the May 2013 EU Summit – group photo

    Promoted content | EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

     
    EU leaders meet today to discuss how to lower energy prices and improve industrial competitiveness, at a time when other developed countries are rushing to invest in shale gas. Second issue on the agenda is tax evasion, which every year deprives EU governments of roughly €1 trillion.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the May 2013 EU Summit

    Promoted content | EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

    EU leaders meet today to discuss how to lower energy prices and improve industrial competitiveness, at a time when other developed countries are rushing to invest in shale gas. Second issue on the agenda is tax evasion, which every year deprives EU governments of roughly €1 trillion.

  • Angela Merkel post- March 2013 EU Summit press conference

    Promoted content | Future EU 15-03-2013

    Angela Merkel post- March 2013 EU Summit press conference