NSA Spying Scandal: How Should German Authorities Respond? Interview with Hans-Georg Maassen, President of BfV, the German Domestic Intelligence Service.
The latest intelligence service scandal to seize German attention has turned the spotlight on Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere. Fairly or unfairly - that is the question the country would like answered.
Thomas Drake, one of the first people to blow the whistle on excesses at the NSA, tells DW what spies can get away with trumps laws when it comes to foreign intelligence. He says overreach shouldn't surprise anyone.
The most recent BND spy scandal is symptomatic of the disrespectful way the government deals with Parliament. It's time to revamp the way the intelligence services are monitored, writes DW's Marcel Fürstenau.
Thomas de Maizière has said that Germany waived an extension of its intelligence cooperation with the US in 2008. Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany is "in consultation" with the US over alleged disclosure of secrets.