BfV, increasingly caught up in politics, suffers legal blow
The Cologne administrative court delivered a major blow to Germany's new head of internal intelligence, Thomas Haldenwang, in a decision [...]
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.