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Global Europe 12-05-2015

German government denies deceit in NSA scandal

Chancellor Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert rejected accusations of a govenment cover-up in the mushrooming NSA scandal. EURACTIV Germany reports.
EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger. [The Council of the European Union]
Energy 08-05-2015

Oettinger ‘sure’ Russia spied on him during Gazprom talks

Spies regularly target the European Commission, the executive's former energy boss said on Thursday (7 May), suggesting that Russia had listened in during negotiations last year over gas supplies to Ukraine.

BND spying affair divides German coalition

Angela Merkel defended cooperation between Germany’s intelligence service, the BND, and its US counterpart, the NSA, amid fresh accusations of illegal spying operations. EURACTIV Germany reports.

BND scandal: Bundestag committee issues ultimatum

The Bundestag's NSA investigation committee has demanded lists of search terms Germany's intelligence service, the BND, allegedly spied on for Washington.

German prosecutors launch investigation of spying charges

Germany's top public prosecutor will look into accusations that the country's BND foreign intelligence agency violated laws by helping the United States spy on officials and firms in Europe, including Airbus group, the federal prosecutors office said.
Global Europe 30-04-2015

Juncker: ‘I don’t know if German agents are active here’

“One day I said at a College meeting that we should have a secret service, because agents are here,” European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker jokingly said, after allegations by the German press that Germany's national intelligence agency spied on top French officials and the EU's headquarters on behalf of US intelligence.
Global Europe 30-04-2015

Juncker on Germany’s BND scandal: ‘It is very difficult to keep secret services under control’

Germany's intelligence agency, the BND, spied on French officials and the EU's headquarters on behalf of US intelligence, German media reported Thursday (30 April). Asked to comment, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that it is very difficult to keep secret services under control.