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MEPs to discuss NSA spying, but Snowden vote uncertain

MEPs are expected to discuss the US National Security Agency’s surveillance programme and its effects on member states and citizens, but reports of a vote on whistleblower Edward Snowden's testimony are unconfirmed.

Members of the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee, Libe, are scheduled to discuss a draft report on the issue, authored by rapporteur and British Labour MEP Claude Moraes. 

Meanwhile, it remains unclear whether Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, will give evidence to the committee as part of the inquiry. Although some MEPs, including Moraes, are in favour of his testifying, the European People’s Party has voiced concerns that it could damage relations with the US.

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