Revelation at the White House: “We need to make sure that we’re collecting intelligence in a way that advances our security needs”
Schmieding; If it re-regulates labour market too much, #Germany may end up at the bottom of the pile again, back where it was 10 years ago
BERLIN (Reuters) – An outraged Germany summoned the U.S. ambassador for the first time in living memory on Thursday over suspicions Washington bugged Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone, in the worst spat between the close allies in a decade.
Merkel, at a summit of European leaders in Brussels, said the incident had shattered German trust in the United States: “It’s not just about me but about every German citizen,” she said. “Spying among friends is not at all acceptable.”
Anyone know when the last time was that the Germans summoned the US ambassador?
BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government has obtained information that the United States may have monitored the mobile phone of Chancellor Angela Merkel and she called President Barack Obama on Wednesday to demand an immediate clarification, her spokesman said.
In a strongly worded statement, the spokesman said Merkel had told Obama that if such surveillance had taken place it would represent a “grave breach of trust” between close allies.