A delegation from the European Parliament is in Washington with sobering news: After espionage allegations against the NSA, EU lawmakers are mulling revisions to existing agreements.
Angela Merkel's governing coalition has decided to sack its controversial head of domestic intelligence by transfering him to a higher post. With no successor on the horizon, the move has drawn jeers around the country.
Hans-Georg Maassen, president of Germany's domestic intelligence service, allegedly passed on sensitive data from a report to the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD). The spy chief has already faced calls to resign.
Can the head of Germany’s domestic intelligence service remain in office? The decision has been postponed – an indication that this government doesn’t dare do anything anymore, says Jens Thurau.
Accused of taking too soft a stance on the far-right, Germany's domestic spy chief got a grilling in parliament. But his answers reassured his boss, Interior Minister Seehofer, he's the right man for the job.
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