The French president and German chancellor have responded to allegations that the NSA spied on some Europeans.
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On Monday, May 31, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel asked the United States and Denmark to explain the espionage allegations of some European officials, including the German chancellor. “If the information is correct (…) it is not acceptable among allies” And “Even less so between allies and European partners”, The French President’s response at the end of the Franco-German Cabinet meeting was immediately approved by the German Chancellor.
In an investigation by Danish public television Danmark Radio (DR) on Sunday evening into several other European media outlets, Washington used the Danish submarine cable network until at least 2014 to listen to politicians from four European countries (Germany, Sweden and Norway and France). The revelations are based on a secret Danish military intelligence (FE) report.
“I am associated with the faith that unites Europeans and Americans.”, Emmanuel Macron ressed. “That is why we expect complete clarity. We urge our Danish and American partners to provide all information about these revelations and past facts, and we look forward to hearing from you. “.
“I can only relate to the words of Emmanuel Macron.”, Angela Merkel replied. “The Danish government, including the Minister of Defense, has made it very clear (…) that this is a good basis not only for clarifying the facts but also for establishing relations. Of faith.