Report: German intelligence spied on EU foreign minister Ashton


"Allegations emerged in the German media that the BND spy agency targeted Catherine Ashton, the former EU Foreign Minister. The news comes in the aftermath of the NSA scandal and the BND's assistance to US intelligence.

According to a German media report released on Saturday, the country's Federal Intelligence Service (BND) spied on the British politician Catherine Ashton during her time as the European Union's top diplomat.

The BND, wrote the "Spiegel" news outlet, collected information on Ashton beginning in 2009 and for several years onward.

The Briton was the first ever High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, a position now held by the Italian Federica Mogherini. This position also made her Vice President of the European Commission."


See: Report: German intelligence spied on EU foreign minister Ashton (DW, link)

 

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