MOSCOW (Sputnik), Daria Chernyshova — "The Merkel government should stand more clear for independence from the US," Andrej Hunko told Sputnik. "Sometimes it seems that some Latin American states have more independence from the US than Germany, because they speak out and have more courage. We need more courage."
Hunko noted that Germany should not tolerate such developments in its own secrete services.
German lawmakers are now pressing the government to provide them with a full list of the European targets BND spied on for the NSA.
The head of the Socialist Democrat party (SPD), Sigmar Gabriel, said the disclosure was not an ultimatum, but added that he expected Angela Merkel to comply with their demands.
A G7 summit is scheduled to kick off on June 7 in Bavaria’s Elmau Castle, less than 60 miles from the notorious Bad Aibling monitoring station used by the NSA to eavesdrop on EU companies and officials.