German prosecutors may investigate claims of US spying across Europe

German prosecutors may investigate claims of US spying across Europe

German officials have said that they may launch a probe to examine whether the United States’ surveillance regime broke German laws. According the the Associated Press , the Federal Prosecutors’ Office has said it is looking at claims that the NSA has routinely spied on communications of the Council of the European Union in Brussels and New York, and that German communications have beens particularly singled out and monitored. If the office is able to “achieve a reliable factual basis,” it may open a formal investigation. Meanwhile, a spokesperson said, private citizens are likely to file individual complaints — and some politicians have lashed out harshly against the apparent spying.

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