Opposition blames German gov't of unwillingness to investigate NSA mass surveillance cases
8 June 2014, 15:35 -- The German opposition consisting of the Left Party (LP) and the Alliance '90(The Green party) has accused the German government of disinclination to investigate the circumstances of the mass collection and analysis of the German users' data conducted by the US National Security Agency (NSA).
Today, in an interview with the 'Deutschlandfunk,' the head of the LP faction in the Bundestag, Gregor Gysi, noted that the government did not want to make a dust around the investigation of the NSA's activities. On the contrary, Merkel should increase pressure on the US and insist, for example, 'on the suspension of the negotiations on the free trade area agreement between the EU and Washington,' he believes.
According to an expert on the issues of security agencies of the Greens' parliamentary faction, Hans-Christian Ströbele, the Chancellor doesn't dare 'to ask US the necessary questions and press for the answers.'
This week Germany has decided to launch an investigation on suspicion of eavesdropping of Angela Merkel`s cell phone. However, other episodes of the NSA's activities in Germany, leaked to the public by former NSA employee Edward Snowden, including mass collection and analysis of German citizens' data, still lack the attention of the law enforcement agencies.
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