EU Says US Spying Allegations Won't Delay Trade Talks

Law360, New York (July 2, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT) -- The European Union said Tuesday that negotiations with the United States over a trans-Atlantic free trade agreement will commence next week as planned, despite its concerns over alleged spying by U.S. intelligence agencies on EU member states.

Free trade negotiations with the U.S. “should not be affected” following a report published Sunday in German news publication Der Spiegel saying that the National Security Agency spied on European officials, according to a statement by the European Commission, the EU's administrative arm.

The EU said it has “strong...
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