The American ambassador to Norway was summoned to talk to the local Foreign Ministry because of the espionage case: it is about the alleged surveillance of the US and Danish intelligence services, listening to European politicians. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg told the NTB news agency.
According to the politician, the Americans said that they changed the practice of “monitoring” European allies back in 2014. The American ambassador confirmed that Washington wants to investigate the case together with the EU.
In addition, Solberg spoke with a colleague from Denmark, Mette Frederiksen. “I once again told her that we consider spying on our allies and closest friends unacceptable,” the Norwegian politician said.
On May 31, the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper wrote about the US National Security Agency’s surveillance of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. According to the publication, the Danish special services provided the Americans with access to a special station near Copenhagen, from where the wiretapping was conducted. The German government said it was unaware of possible surveillance from Denmark. Merkel learned about this situation from the material collected by the publication. The government declined to comment further.