As Europe’s leaders gather in Brussels, there is likely to be one subject dominating the EU summit – did the US spy on the German Chancellor Angela Merkel?
Amid the handshakes, other European heads of state want to know if America’s National Security Agency monitored their phone calls, too.
The formal agenda for the summit focusses on efforts to consolidate Europe’s fragile economic recovery and to create a single market in digital services. British Prime Minister David Cameron will also call on the EU to cut red tape on business.
But France’s President Francois Hollande is pressing for the spying issue to be put on the agenda, following reports that millions of French calls have been monitored.