Merkel enraged at vote to scrap US-EU Swift data deal: WikiLeak

Leaked wire from US embassy in Berlin says Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel was furious at German MEPs' decision to reject Swift data sharing deal with United States


Germany's Chancellor was left "very angry" with members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from her own party after they voted to scrap a deal with the United States to provide access to banking data transmitted over Swift for counter-terrorist measures, a document published on WikiLeaks showed.

Swift is a worldwide messaging system used to transmit financial transaction information including data on account holders, numbers, and the origin and destination of transfers.

The document, originally

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