BfV feels impact of constitutional court's ruling
As well as destabilising the international partners of the German external intelligence service, the BND, the constitutional court's historic ruling [...]
The BfV, Germany’s internal intelligence service used to have low profile but this has changed in recent times as the country grapples with major new challenges. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open border migration policy and the rise in extremism have combined to test the BfV as well as exposing it to damaging politicisation. Intelligence Online has been keeping close track of the situation as it unfolds under the concerned gaze of Germany’s allies.
Hot on the heels of Airbus' recent sacking of 16 employees for alleged industrial spying on two German army defence projects, another industrial espionage case has rocked the German intelligence world. [...]