Germany spied on foreign governments, NGOs
A German parliamentary committee report, seen by news agency DPA, found that the country's foreign intelligence service (BND) has spied on EU and Nato governments and members of their offices and military institutions. The BND also spied on NGOs and a German citizen. The spying stopped in October 2013. That same year, chancellor Angela Merkel had rebuffed US espionage, saying that spying on friends was "not done."