Sept. 13, 2013
The European Union demanded talks with the United States on Thursday to establish whether the intelligence service of its ally had been secretly drawing information from a global financial database in Belgium.
The EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmstrom said in a Twitter posting she had spoken to U.S. counterparts and expressed strong concerns about tapping of financial data by U.S. intelligence authorities.
“Following up with a letter today, requesting consultation under the TFTP agreement. We need clear, satisfactory answers,” she wrote.