Report of U.S. spying puts trade talks with EU in doubt

Reports that the U.S. has been spying on EU allies could jeopardize negotiations for a historic trade deal between the U.S. and the EU, European officials said. German magazine Der Spiegel reported that the U.S. has engaged in electronic monitoring of EU offices in New York, Brussels and Washington, D.C., and accessed EU computer systems. "We cannot negotiate over a big trans-Atlantic market if there is the slightest doubt that our partners are carrying out spying activities on the offices of our negotiators," said Viviane Reding, the EU's commissioner for justice.

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