A group of civil rights organizations in Germany are awarding Edward Snowden with a prize for whistleblowing. They decry his treatment by the US and want Germany to offer him aslyum.
The head of the BND has said that it needs to cooperate with the NSA to safeguard the country. He was testifying before an inquiry into allegations that the BND helped the NSA spy on European firms and officials.
Reports that Germany's foreign intelligence agency helped US agents to snoop on European targets could leave it isolated. Several foreign agencies are believed to have called cooperation with Berlin into question.
One in three Germans have said their trust in the government is shaken. Regardless of the media outrage over the allegations that German intelligence helped the NSA, Angela Merkel wasn't rushing to offer an explanation.
As the latest German intelligence service scandal grips the nation, DW looks at how politicians and events shaped the course of the developments. Just how far the scandal will grow is still unclear.