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Bulgaria Investigates German Spy Scandal


Fans of FC Schalke 04 wait for the start of the soccer cup final vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Berlin's Olympic Stadium, Saturday, May 11, 2002.

The spying scandal that broke out last Friday in Germany, surrounding a 64-year-old German intelligence agent and a female Bulgarian spy, has force the Bulgarian government to launch a full investigation into the embarrassing affair. While the German government fumes, intelligence services in Bulgaria are trying to ascertain who the spy’s paymaster was. The employee, who worked at the Bulgarian General Consulate in Munich, allegedly received information supposedly on organized crime in the Balkans from her German contact over a four-year period. Initial reports suggest the information supplied was not destined for Bulgaria but for another, unspecified country. The consulate employee is back in Bulgaria at the request of the German government.