A group of civil rights organizations in Germany are awarding Edward Snowden with a prize for whistleblowing. They decry his treatment by the US and want Germany to offer him aslyum.
Again, documents show how the NSA spied on politicians and institutions - and once again, we pretend to be indignant. It's got the makings of a tragicomedy. But it's not funny at all, says DW's Marcel Fürstenau.
The former head of Angela Merkel's chancellery, Ronald Pofalla, has blamed the media for misinterpreting the ongoing NSA affair. Finding no fault in his behavior, he instead voiced concern about Germany's security.
News that the NSA spied on French presidents should not come as a surprise to anyone since the Snowden disclosures. But Europe’s hypocritical reaction erodes transatlantic trust and blocks the real debate that is needed.
Wikileaks says its latest release of documents shows the wide reach of economic espionage conducted by the NSA in Germany. Documents released by the whistleblowers suggest an intense interest in the Greek debt crisis.