- The issue of U.S. surveillance may arise as EU leaders meet in Brussels, Belgium
- The U.S. ambassador to Germany is summoned to meet the German foreign minister
- Germany says Chancellor Angela Merkel's cell phone may have been monitored by the U.S.
- France is angry over allegations that the NSA intercepted millions of phone calls in France
(CNN) -- European Union leaders are meeting Thursday in Brussels for a summit that may be overshadowed by anger over allegations that the United States has been spying on its European allies.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the issue with U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday, after the German government said it has information that the United States might have monitored her cell phone.
The German allegation comes in the same week that French daily newspaper Le Monde reported claims that the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted more than 70 million phone calls in France over a 30-day period.
The two-day EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, is supposed to focus on the digital economy and economic and social policy issues, as well as concerns over EU migration, in the wake of a recent shipwreck off an Italian island in which hundreds of migrants from Africa died.
But French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told the French National Assembly on Tuesday that France would ask for the question of electronic surveillance to be added to the agenda.