The European justice commissioner Viviane Reding is in Washington and has met with US attorney general Eric Holder to discuss data protection.
From nationalism to NATO spending, the trans-Atlantic relationship under US President Donald Trump is worse than it has been in decades. But, note practitioners and scholars, it doesn't have to stay that way.
The bill passed with a comfortable majority though representatives from both parties voted against it. President Trump sowed confusion prior to the vote, which is expected to pass the Senate before expiring next week.
A strong Europe means a strong Germany and vice versa, says Dr. Viviane Reding. The next German chancellor faces unprecedented challenges and must show real leadership.
Germany has decided against launching a formal inquiry into accusations of NSA espionage in the country. Revelations by Edward Snowden do not provide "concrete evidence" for the offense, prosecutors said.
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