Feinstein: “It is my understanding that President Obama was not aware Chancellor Merkel’s communications were being collected since 2002″
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.”