Friday

9th Dec 2016

Danish parliament denies existence of Echelon

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.

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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.

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