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EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding on Sunday warned that landmark negotiations with the United States to create a vast free trade zone could be affected if media reports that Washington had bugged EU premises proved true. 

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding gives a presss conference on June 26, 2013 to present a progress report at the EU headquarters in Brussels. Reding on Sunday warned that landmark negotiations with the United States to create a vast free trade zone could be affected if media reports that Washington had bugged EU premises proved true.

"There should be no spying between partners. We can't negotiate a large transatlantic market if there is any doubt that our partners are bugging the offices of European negotiators," Reding said at a meeting with EU citizens in Luxembourg, according to her spokesperson.

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