` European Parliament Threatens to ` Block-Trade-Deal ‘ with ` United States ‘ over Surveillance ‘

#AceWorldNews – European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a resolution warning US and EU politicians that a major economic deal between the two entities is under threat unless snooping is restricted.

The vote carries no specific sanctions, but the EU parliament in Brussels will have the final authority to approve the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which is expected to be finalized sometime this year.

The assembly also approved a law demanding new standards of privacy for European citizens that are considerably stricter than elsewhere in the world.

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