About: Ronald Plasterk

Elections 12-02-2014

Dutch minister admits lying on eavesdropping

A Dutch cabinet minister faced calls to quit yesterday (11 February) after admitting he wrongly told parliament that 1.8 million telecommunications intercepts had been collected by the US National Security Agency, rather than the Dutch spy service.

Want to know what's going on in the EU Capitals daily? Subscribe now to our new 9am newsletter.