sAccording to the German newspaper ‘Süddeutsche Zeitung’ and the public TV stations NDR and WDR, citing Spanish news agency Efe, the Danish services will help the US National Security Agency (NSA) to eavesdrop on Merkel’s cell phones and the then defense minister. Foreign Foreign Affairs, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, current President of Germany.
The wiretapping scandal was released in 2013 and affected relations between the two major allies across the Atlantic, Berlin and Washington.
And Merkel expressed her dissatisfaction with the US president at the time, Democrat Barack Obama, considering it “unacceptable espionage among friends.”
Several press investigations revealed that the NSA had carried out espionage practices on several European leaders and the European Central Bank since the 1990s.
According to the information now disclosed, Denmark was aware of the content of the activities and may have cooperated with the United States to implement them.
German media reported that this case puts Denmark at risk in its dual status as a neighbor of Germany and a partner in the European Union.
Danish cooperation with the National Security Agency allowed not only access to Merkel’s phone, but also contact with other leaders in Nordic countries, such as Sweden and Norway.
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