Berlin May Ask Snowden to Testify on U.S. Spying

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Oct. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg international correspondent Hans Nichols reports on Europe’s reaction to the U.S. government spying on its allies and what President Obama may have to do to remedy the situation. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

International perspective.

The political fallout continues.

Hans nichols is in for lynn.

It is amazing when president obama went there years ago during his campaign, europe fell in love with him.

Describe what is happening right now, the fallout.

Edward snowden is a great way to start this off.

There have been calls to invite edward snowden here for a parliamentary committee to have an inquiry on what the nsa was doing.

Right around the corner is the u.s. embassy.

That is where the eavesdropping materials, the electronics were apparently stationed.

All of the front pages have pictures of the embassy to show what the data question is.

Do the german people and german government reacting to the people, are they are aiming this at the detour he is from the cold war or another time or look at this as a current issue of the current u.s. administration?

Current issue but has so much baggage a cousin of the police state in east germany.

A little bit of both.

Here is the challenge for the administration.

Merkel is so upset.

The calls are so strong.

President barack obama will have to do something symbolic.

The question is, what is that?

What is the symbolism?

There will need to be something.

Or else the free trade agreement thrown off track.

I do not think that happens.

I think free trade has a safe harbor on that but there will have to be something.

I am glad you mentioned free- trade ache as i have seen more

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