Europe between past and future

Jan 9, 2014

LOGS OF THURSDAY, 09-01-2014/ EU Parliament invites Snowden to testify

LOGS OF THURSDAY, 09-01-2014:
( Times in CET! )
Its not Austria, but Poland (north of Krakow)

- RADIO BAKEN 16, 6375kcs, 17.15hrs, SINPO 4433,4-3
  ( Pop oldy )

- RADIO PIONEER, 6747kcs, 17.19hrs, SINPO 3-4,4323
  ( Italian pop oldy )

- UNID ON 6210kcs, 17.22hrs, SINPO 4-5,4434
  ( Pop oldies )

- UNID ON 6310kcs, 17.25hrs, SINPO 3422,3-2
  ( Pop music )

- TELSTAR RADIO, 6285kcs, 17.31hrs, SINPO 44344
  ( Instrumental music, then greets to us )

- UNID ON 6300kcs, 17.41hrs, SINPO 4-5,4323
  ( Rock music )

- UNID ON 1620kcs, 18.40hrs, SINPO 34243
  ( Dutch music )

- UNID ON 1611kcs, 18.43hrs, SINPO 34233
  ( Dutch music )

- UNID ON 1655kcs, 20.09hrs, SINPO 3-2,423,3-2
  ( Dutch music )

- RADIO AKAI, 1620kcs, 20.34hrs, SINPO 2-3,423,2-3
  ( Dutch music )

- UNID ON 1648kcs, 20.40hrs, SINPO 34233
  ( Dutch music )

- RADIO BLUEBIRD, 1638kcs, 21.20hrs, SINPO 34233
  ( Polka music )

EU Parliament invites Snowden to testify

 The European Parliament has invited NSA-whistleblower Edward Snowden to provide testimony for its probe into US spy activity. The announcement came ahead of the release of its first report on NSA practices in the EU. 

The European Parliament's committee tasked with investigating the NSA announced on Thursday it had invited Edward Snowden to provide testimony via video link. It was not immediately clear if Snowden would agree to the request.
The Justice and Civil Liberties Committee voted on the measure 36-2 with one abstention.
German EU parliament member Jan Philipp Albrecht expressed doubt at the possibility of Snowden, who currently has temporary asylum in Moscow, giving evidence in the NSA investigation.
Snowden would be worried about the video link pointing US authorities - who are currently seeking his arrest - to his undisclosed location, Albrecht told the news agency AFP, adding that it would be "very unlikely" that Snowden testify.
The EU Parliament has tasked its Justice and Civil Liberties Committee with investigating the extent to which US National Security Agency (NSA) has spied on EU member states.
According to information from Snowden , the US surveillance program had been collecting the metadata of phone calls primarily in the US and that its program, dubbed PRISM, had been trawling emails and other Internet activity from Google, Microsoft, Apple and Yahoo.
Snowden also said that the NSA had eavesdropped on several world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
US President Barack Obama has tried both to defend the mass surveillance program as a necessary anti-terrorism measures and to allay fears that the US has infringed on privacy rights at home or abroad . On Wednesday, he invited Chancellor Merkel to visit Washington in an effort to restore ties.

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