Espionage investigation launched

Parliament probe into US snooping scandal.

The European Parliament has begun a special investigation into allegations that the US systematically spied on Europeans. MEPs on the civil-liberties committee yesterday (10 July) agreed to hold 12 extraordinary meetings about alleged spying by the National Security Agency, starting on 5 September. According to Edward Snowden, an NSA whistleblower, the agency spied not only on European citizens but on European Union offices in Washington, DC, New York and Brussels. The committee is scheduled to submit its findings before the end of the year. 

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