The European Parliament has taken a very large step against the spying actions of the United States as they voted to suspend their access to the global financial database maintained by a Belgian company.
Η this decision came when it was revealed by Globe of Brazil that the US is secretly watching SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), a network that allows financial institutions around the world to send and receive financial transaction information in a "secure" environment.
However, when it was revealed that the NSA spied on Petrobras Google and SWIFT, it caused a global turmoil.
The European Parliament voted with 280 for and 254 against, while 30 abstained. Members of Parliament demand full transparency, especially with the current situation after the revelations about NSA actions.
However, the voting numbers (254 v) show how strong the US government is in the European Parliament.