The European Council adopted the directive on whistleblower protection. Among others, the directive covers the area of data protection.

Edward Snowden has revealed wrongdoing on that area by several EU countries.

Will the EU offer him asylum?

@dimitrisk nah they are cowards and scared of USA. They'll say they can't (read: won't) apply this retroactively.

From a legal viewpoint there may exist 1000 ways to avoid to offer asylum. But from a political point of view, this would be a symbolic action, a statement that they really mean what the legislation suggests.

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