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  • Di Rupo: ‘We can’t accept systematic spying’

     Video | Promoted content | Data protection 24-10-2013

    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for an EU summit, Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo said that 'systematic spying' can't be accepted, amid allegations that the US had been tapping EU leaders mobile phones.
    Not sure about decision today, but we can't accept systematic spying, have to take measures. National measures are not enough, need to take European measures. Between allies, we can find a mechanism for collaboration, but no spying.

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

     Video | 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'.

  • Schulz: EU should reconsider free trade negotiations with US

     Video | Promoted content | Data protection 24-10-2013

    As socialists leaders meet on Thursday ahead ahead of the EU Summit in Brussels, European Parliament's president Martin Schulz said that the EU should reconsider holding free trade talks with the US following allegations that the US intelligence system has been spying on European leaders.
    'I think we should reconsider if we can negotiate with the US on the same level. It would not be legitimate if the other side plays with an advantage', Schulz said.

  • EU summit: Wrap-up

    News | Competition 24-10-2013

    The digital single market was supposed to dominate talks at the October EU summit in Brussels but discussions were soon eclipsed by the US spying allegations and illegal immigration following the Lampedusa tragedy. Read the feed below for a wrap-up of the events as they unfolded.

  • Polishing the jewel in the European crown

    Opinion | Innovation & Industry 19-06-2013

    Europe needs to improve the ease with which economic activity can take place across national borders. It must complete the single market to boost GDP and create jobs, writes Mark Spelman.

  • Thatcher: a European legacy

     Video | Promoted content | Brexit 09-04-2013

    The UK's first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died on Monday in London aged 87 after suffering a stroke. As the longest serving premier of the 20th century, she was one of the most influential and controversial political leaders Europe and the world has ever seen.
    'May I thank you for offering me this opportunity to reply. It seems to me that some people do not like me to reply quite as vigorously as they attack me. It is a reciprocal business with us, I hope it is with you', said Baroness Thatcher.