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Luxembourg's new prime minister, Luc Frieden, at an EU summit in Brussels in February (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

Luxembourg denies blind spot on Nato security vetting

Luxembourg has given some 4,000 people the all-clear to read Nato and EU secret documents in the past eight years, amid concern it's not doing proper risk assessments first.

Vetting of officials who read classified files is done by Nato and EU states' national security agencies (NSAs) to weed out individuals who pose an "unacceptable risk" of leaking information, according to Nato treaties.

But Luxembourg's NSA lost full access to police databases in a legal reform in 2016 — in ...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Luxembourg's new prime minister, Luc Frieden, at an EU summit in Brussels in February (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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