U.S. spy row undermines anti-terror cooperation, EU leaders
Lack of trust could sap fight says summit25 October, 12:09
Reports this week said the NSA had listened to millions of phone calls in France, tapped Italian communications and government, and listened in on the cell phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, prompting European leaders to make room for talks on data privacy and a response to US spying at the top of the agenda of the two-day summit.
Speaking after the end of the first day of talks Thursday, Merkel said Germany and France wanted to set up a framework with the US on surveillance.
Also on Thursday, Britain's Guardian newspaper said it had obtained a confidential document from the NSA suggesting that it had eavesdropped on phone calls of 35 world leaders.