MOSCOW (Sputnik), Svetlana Alexandrova – Dr Alexander Neu explained that German courts are unlikely to hear charges against the Berlin administration out of fear of damaging the country's relations with Washington.
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“I am sure there will be no legal consequences for the German government as no court in Germany is willing to act against the government considering its relationship with the United States,” Dr. Alexander Neu said.
“The German government is not willing to risk its relations with the United States due to fact that the German political elite is transatlantic-oriented, even when it harms the country’s national interests,” Neu continued.
According to the lawmaker, the German government believes that its own Intelligence capacities are insufficient; therefore, it cooperates with the United States to protect its own interests.
In April, an espionage scandal erupted in Germany when local media revealed that the country's intelligence agency, BND, had provided technical assistance to the NSA in spying on targets inside the country and throughout the European Union, including on top political figures and corporations.