Hollande: Bugging allegations threaten EU-US trade pact

9:37 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Hollande: Bugging allegations threaten EU-US trade pact

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French President Francois Hollande has said allegations that the US bugged European embassies could threaten a huge planned trade deal.
French President Francois Hollande has said allegations that the US bugged European embassies could threaten a huge planned trade deal. Negotiations over the EU-US pact, the biggest bilateral deal ever negotiated, are due to start on 8 July. Mr Hollande said there could be no negotiations without guarantees spying would stop "immediately".