China News Service February 11th According to the US “Wall Street Journal” website reported on the 11th, the media’s latest news of the US National Security Agency’s surveillance scandal has once again caused an uproar in Europe, making the United States get rid of the “monitor door” event The efforts have been frustrated, and the future of free trade negotiations in Europe and the United States has been questioned.
The report said that US officials have launched diplomatic offensives in recent weeks in an effort to dispel European concerns about US intelligence intelligence data collection. However, according to information leaked by Snowdon, a former employee of the US National Security Agency contractor, a large number of reports released by European media revealed more details of the US surveillance project, which caused the US efforts to frustrate.
On the 7th of this month, in a telephone recording disclosed by the media, US Assistant Secretary of State for New Zealand, Newland, swears in the EU when talking to the US ambassador to Ukraine. The report pointed out that this incident has further aggravated the tension between Europe and the United States.
According to reports, European and American officials have privately stated that the “Monitor Gate” incident has had a particularly serious impact on the already complex transatlantic trade and investment partnership agreement (TTIP) negotiations between Europe and the United States.
European leaders initially had high hopes for TTIP, believing it could invigorate the European economy. But some top officials are now worried that the TTIP negotiations will be in trouble due to data privacy and other issues that have been exposed because of the “Monitor Gate” incident. The TTIP negotiations began in 2012 and will continue in Brussels next month.
The report pointed out that similar crises in history have also caused a stalemate in US-European relations. However, some veterans said that the United States is now paying more and more attention to strengthening its links with Asia, so the “listening door” incident may trigger the United States to “abandon” the dangers of Europe.
The protests triggered by the US National Security Agency’s monitoring incident were the loudest in Germany. According to a recent poll conducted by the German Public Broadcasting Union (ARD), only 35% of Germans believe that the United States is a reliable ally and the lowest since the Bush administration.
Germany hopes to sign an agreement with the United States to “not listen to each other” and ask the United States to promise not to engage in espionage against Germany. But so far, the United States has refused to legally restrict its foreign intelligence gathering activities.
The United States tried to quell German anger through diplomatic channels. US President Barack Obama was interviewed by German television station at the White House last month and defended US intelligence activities, but also promised not to listen to German Chancellor Merkel’s phone call during his administration. However, Merkel is particularly dissatisfied with the response from the United States. In a recent speech, she warned that the United States’ unscrupulous approach to achieving the goal “only broadcasts the seeds of mistrust”.
Mithfield, the German coordinator for European-American relations, said during his visit to New York this week that reconstruction of mutual trust will depend on the United States. He told German Radio that if the United States does not take measures, the European Union and the European Union will face “permanent damage”.
Responsible Editor: Zhang Xiaofang