Denmark and the NSA were spying on Angela Merkel
According to a European media survey released on Sunday, the Danish intelligence service has helped the US National Security Agency (NSA) spy on top European politicians, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Frank-Walter Steinmeier. according with Deutsche Welle.
The revelation that the US was spying on its allies first appeared in 2013, but this time journalists were able to access reports revealing support for the Danish Defense Intelligence Service in the NSA.
According to the new poll, Peer Steinbrueck, the then candidate of the center-left party (SPD), was also a target.
Information about the extent of the espionage was passed on from sources to a group of Danish, Swedish and Norwegian broadcasters (DR, SVT and NRK respectively), as well as the French newspaper Le Monde, the German Sueddeutsche Zeitung, and German public service broadcasters. NDR and WDR.
What role did the Danish government play?
The Danish government was well aware of the involvement of its country 's intelligence service in the NSA scandal since 2015.
After his revelations Edward Snowden, began gathering information on the FE's cooperation with the NSA between 2012 and 2014 in the Dunhammer confidential report, according to NDR.
The evidence obtained showed that the FE had aided the NSA in spying on high-level politicians in Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, France, and Germany.
The Danish intelligence service also assisted the US intelligence service in tracking down the Danish Foreign Ministry, the Treasury Department, and a Danish arms manufacturer.
When the Danish government discovered the extent of cooperation between the two nations' intelligence services, it ordered the resignation of the entire FE leadership in 2020.