|Author (Person)||Bond, Ian|
|Series Title||CER Bulletin|
|Series Details||No. 91, August - September 2013|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
The British government has wisely kept its head down, but most of Europe has reacted with real or simulated shock to this evidence that the US is spying on its European allies. Some politicians urged the Commission not to start the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), while some Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) threatened not to ratify it. Europe needs a serious debate on privacy and security, not hypocritical outrage about American spying or opportunistic attempts to block transatlantic trade talks.
|Countries / Regions||Europe, United States|