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Parliamentary questions
18 July 2013
E-008851-13
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 117
Alda Sousa (GUE/NGL) , Marisa Matias (GUE/NGL)

 Subject:  TTIP negotiations following the PRISM scandal
 Answer(s) 

Following Edward Snowdon’s revelations that the US Government has been spying on communications and data traffic through its PRISM surveillance programme, several Member States suggested that negotiations on the EU-US Free Trade Agreement (TTIP) be suspended. In response, the Commission announced that it would hold parallel negotiations.

1. What are the outcomes of these parallel negotiations?

2. How will the Commission negotiate, given that it is the target of espionage?

3. Why keep EU citizens in the dark about negotiations, when even the US has access to all the relevant documents through PRISM?

4. Will the PNR and Swift agreements be suspended?

Original language of question: PTOJ C 87 E, 26/03/2014
Last updated: 6 August 2013Legal notice