The idea of “European Intelligence Service” was lifted after recent revelations of NSA’s activities abroad and alleged bugging of Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor’s mobile telephone.
Viviane Reding, the EU’s Justice Commissioner and vice president of the European Commission, has urged European leaders with an idea to create this agency within a decade as part of proposals for a new EU treaty next year.
“What we need is to strengthen Europe in this field, so we can level the playing field with our US partners. I would therefore wish to use this occasion to negotiate an agreement on stronger secret service cooperation among the EU member states – so that we can speak with a strong common voice to the US,” she told the Greek Naftemporiki newspaper on Monday.
“The NSA needs a counterweight. My long-term proposal would therefore be to set up a European Intelligence Service by 2020.”
Full article: EU to create intelligence service to counter NSA (Voice of Russia)