About: Hans-Georg Maaßen

Outgoing German spy chief sacked for branding SPD as ‘radical left’

Germany's outgoing domestic intelligence chief was sacked on Monday (5 November) over a speech given behind closed doors condemning "naive and leftist" government policies and hinting that he was considering entering politics.

Struggles at home hamper Germany’s role in the EU

The power struggles in Germany's grand coalition, such as the Maaßen case, are eyed with growing concern from abroad. What does the EU think about the state of the Bundesregierung? EURACTIV Germany reports.

German coalition brokers weekend compromise over Maaßen

The leaders of the CDU, CSU and SPD are determined not to let the German government coalition burst over the personality of the head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Hans-Georg Maaßen. EURACTIV Germany’s media partner “Der Tagesspiegel” reports.

Germany: Maaßen reshuffled from one post to another

Germany’s controversial constitutional protection chief Hans-Georg Maaßen may have had to leave his current post but he has already been promoted to state secretary in the German Ministry of the Interior. EURACTIV Germany's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

Germany: The deep fall of Hans-Georg Maaßen

The chief of Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution. Hans-Georg Maaßen, will have to take his leave, in a potentially unsettling development for Germany's struggling ruling coalition. Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to let him go. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Digital 02-02-2017

EU tools up for cyber war

As the member states rapidly progress in their own personal cyber arms race, the bloc’s institutions risk being left behind. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 09-12-2016

German spy agency warns of rise in Russian propaganda and cyber-attacks

Germany's domestic intelligence agency yesterday (8 December) reported a striking increase in Russian propaganda and disinformation campaigns aimed at destabilising German society, and targeted cyber-attacks against political parties.
Security 17-11-2016

Germany ready to cooperate with Turkey on terrorism and PKK

Turkey often threatens to fall out with Germany on the Kurdish issue and its president has accused the Bundesrepublik of not doing enough to tackle the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). But it seems that Germany is anything but lenient towards the group. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

EU security tsar pledges more backing in terror fight

Europe's new security Commissioner Julian King on Tuesday (11 October) praised EU members for their work in beefing up security, as he pledged more backing from Brussels to fight the growing terror threat.
Economy & Jobs 23-09-2015

Germany wary of radicalisation of incoming refugees

The German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution has warned against the radicalisation of refugees by Islamists in Germany. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 26-02-2015

German domestic security agency finds Russia reverting to KGB measures

Russia has bolstered its espionage activities in European states during the course of the Ukraine crisis, according to findings of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV). EURACTIV Germany reports.

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