Danish parliament denies existence of Echelon

28.05.01 @ 09:20

  1. By Luise Hemmer Pihl

A Danish Social Democratic EU-parlamentarian, Torben Lund, is shocked that the Danish parliament, Folketinget, has declined to contribute to a report on the Echelon spying system. The report will be published next week.

"Two countries would not co-operate with their parliaments to report on the system. One was Britain - and that is understandable, because they are part of the Echelon system. The other was Denmark," says Torben Lund, according to Danish paper Berlingske Tidende.

Till now, the Danish government (under a Social Democratic prime minister) has denied the existence of Echelon. According to Torben Lund, this is just a welcome excuse to avoid offending Britain and the US.