The opposition is calling for an investigation after reports that the country's intelligence services knew the US was spying on Germany.
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.
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.
German authorities could have identified Islamist and far-right terror suspects earlier if it had used available language recognition software, a newspaper has alleged. But critics doubt the efficacy of the technology.
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