A German delegation meets on Wednesday with officials of the Obama administration to calm the waters over the spying scandal.
Germany's foreign intelligence service was hardly innocent in the NSA spying scandal. The consequences drawn from that fact are dubious and no guarantee for more security in fighting terrorism, says Marcel Fürstenau.
Newly revealed documents show German intelligence spied on White House personnel for years, according to a news report. In 2015, German intelligence was found to have spied on European allies, to Berlin's embarrassment.
A German investigative committee has presented its findings to the Bundestag on US spying on Germany - and Germany's spying on its allies. The report is more than 1,800 pages long but contains little consensus.
The respected news magazine "Spiegel" has reported that Germany's BND spied both on international police agencies and media outlets for years. The latest revelations come as a result of another spy scandal in the US.
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