Germany has summoned the U.S. ambassador in Berlin to answer questions over whether America may have monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone calls.
The issue of U.S. surveillance in Europe looks set to dominate a summit of the European Union’s (EU) 28 leaders in Brussels later Thursday.
The meeting between German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and U.S. John B Emerson later Thursday comes a day after Merkel called President Barack Obama to demand clarification about whether her phone had been tapped. Merkel warned that such an action would amount to a “serious breach of trust”, according to government spokesperson Steffen Seibert.
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