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Germany has been spying on top French officials on instruction from the United States, French media reported. In 2013 Germany reacted with outrage, when former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA has been spying on top German politicians and even German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Ms. Merkel said the spy scandal strained relations between Germany and the United States. But as it has turned out, Berlin’s intelligence service helped the US National Security Agency to carry out political espionage, spying on officials from the French Foreign Ministry, the Elysee Palace and the European Commission.
Citing intelligence agency documents, German newspaper “Bild” said earlier this week that the German chancellor’s office was informed of German involvement in US economic espionage back in 2008 during Merkel’s first term but did not react.
Germans are angry that Berlin, which has been seen as a victim of NSA spying, helped US intelligence agency to spy on its European partners. French newspaper Le Parisien says the relations between the two countries will never be the same again.