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European Commission will sweep offices for bugs

Josh Levs and Catherine E. Shoichet
CNN [1]
July 1, 2013

The European Commission will sweep its offices for electronic listening devices and other security breaches following revelations of alleged U.S. surveillance programs targeting European leaders, a commission spokeswoman said Monday.

The allegations, reported Sunday by the German news magazine Der Spiegel, threaten to derail negotiations on a variety of issues with the United States, French President Francois Hollande said Monday. U.S. and EU officials are scheduled to begin talks on a proposed trans-Atlantic free trade agreement next week.

Hollande said any such surveillance must stop immediately before negotiations can go forward.

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