The Edward Snowden revelations have ruffled feathers across the pond, with France’s President, Francoise Hollande, describing America’s snooping on its European allies as “unacceptable between friends and allies”. Stir in the government shutdown, the healthcare launch debacle, Wikileaks and differing views over Syria, and our friends overseas may be questioning how we conduct our business. We talk to three European journalists about how the US appears from the outside looking in. ROSA PRINCE is Online Political Editor for Britain’s Daily Telegraph. Rosa has a British father and an American mother and divides her time between London and New York. HOLGER STARK, is Senior Washington Correspondent for Germany’s Der Spiegel and co-author of the book Staatsfeind WikiLeaks (Wikileaks, Public Enemy No.1). And ANNE-ELISABETH MOUTET is a Paris-based journalist and political commentator, who’s written for the Weekly Standard, Britain’s Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph.
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