Wednesday , 21 August 2019

Tag Archives: EU

EU plans independent intelligence agency as response to US

The European Union (EU) is planning to assemble an independent intelligence body of its own in “an urgent response” to the recent revelation that the US has been spying on EU officials as well as European citizens. The planned apparatus, which will be set up by owning and operating spy drones, surveillance satellites and espionage aircraft by the EU itself, …

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EU delays Greek bailout payment

he European Union and International Monetary Fund are holding onto Greece’s next €2.5 billion bailout installment until Monday as they wait for the Greek Parliament to fulfill one last condition. Before Greece can ‘unlock’ their next fiscal aid package, they must follow the directive of the lenders and adopt one last fiscal stipulation by the end of the day Thursday. …

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Britain Vetoes US-EU Surveillance Talks

European Union proposals for broad talks with the United States over American surveillance of EU ambassadors and broad surveillance of EU citizens won’t take place, following a veto by the British government. Britain’s veto means that only a single “working group” aimed at discussing issues of data privacy with the US will be allowed, and the broader issue of surveillance …

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European firms ‘could quit US internet providers over NSA scandal’

European businesses are likely to abandon the services of Americaninternet providers because of the National Security Agency surveillance scandal, the European commission has warned. Neelie Kroes, the commission vice-president who speaks on digital affairs, predicted that providers of cloud services, which allow users to store and access data on remote servers, could suffer significant loss of business if clients fear the security of …

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The Balkan chessboard: Russia’s ruble diplomacy and EU interests

In 1998, Zbigniew Brzezinski argued that “a power that dominates Eurasia would control two of the world’s three most advanced and economically productive regions. A mere glance at the map also suggests that control over Eurasia would entail Africa’s subordination, rendering the Western Hemisphere and Oceania geopolitically peripheral to the world’s central continent”. His book The Grand Chessboard was indeed a major …

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EU long aware of US surveillance, today’s reaction staged – expert

As the EU leaders rage over American global espionage campaign Wayne Madsen, a US-based online conspiracy theorist, investigative journalist specializing in intelligence and international affairs, and the author of the Wayne Madsen Report, gives the Voice of Russia an exclusive interview where he talks about American “partners and targets”, declassified documents, and European countries which participated in NSA program long before Snowden’s revelations. First, …

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EU orders global sweep of diplomatic missions after US spying reports

The European Union has ordered a worldwide security sweep of all its premises following reports US intelligence has bugged its offices in Washington, Brussels and the United Nations. Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the EU’s Executive Commission, “has instructed the competent commission services to proceed to a comprehensive ad hoc security sweep and check” in light of the most recent spying allegations …

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French Opposition Demands Referendum, vows to bring back franc and destroy euro

It is no longer an implausible prospect. “We cannot be seduced,” she said, brimming with confidence after her party secured 46pc of the vote in a by-election earthquake a week ago. Her candidate trounced the ruling Socialists in their own bastion of Villeneuve-sur-Lot. “The euro ceases to exist the moment that France leaves, and that is our incredible strength. What …

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Eurozone Hit With Record-High Unemployment Rates

The latest EU figures have shown that EU has hit record unemployment rate in May. Unemployment rose for 0.1% in May, slightly above the 12.0% in April, but marginally below the original 12.2%, Eurostat officials said on Monday, reported RT. Across the Union, 19.22 million people were unemployed, the number rose by 67,000 previous month. Germany’s unemployment rate has decreased …

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Bugging Brussels: New Snowden leak claims NSA spies on EU diplomats

Even more scathing reports of US surveillance are emerging from Germany – courtesy of Edward Snowden. Der Spiegel magazine is reporting that they’ve seen a top secret US document – outlining how the country’s intelligence bugged EU offices and spied on the bloc’s internal computer networks. RT’s Peter Oliver is in Berlin with more on this latest leak. RT is …

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