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France and Germany spyies within the Council of the European Union :

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posted on Mar, 19 2003 @ 09:32 AM
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(Reuters) :
The services of inspection of the Council of Ministers of the European Union discovered systems of interception of the communications of the delegations of six Member States, of which France and Germany, adding to heavy faintness between the Fifteen on the Iraqi file. The head of the service of press of the institution, Domenica-George Marro, partially confirmed Wednesday a entrefilet published in the French daily newspaper the Barber. "I confirm that, within the framework of the regular inspections, one found systems of interception (...) which do not relate to only France and Germany", has it says. "It is a little vaster, but it is not the haemorrhage". Neither the Top representing for the foreign Politics and of common safety, Javier Solana, neither its assistant, the French Pierre de Boissieu, nor the military bodies of the UE were aimed by these telephone connections, it added. The systems of interception discovered on February 28 are in first analysis of the "straps" installed on the general telephone lines of the Council of Ministers, a massive building covered with pink marble inaugurated in 1995. "That occurs on the level from the exchange", said the spokesman. This last A on the other hand contradicted that the investigation already made it possible to determine the nationality of the spies, as affirm it the Barber, according to whom they would be American. "We do not know whom that benefits. I am unaware of who am at the end of the line ", added Domenica-George Marro. "We are carrying out a survey and we do not know at the present time which is the damage which was caused". COLLABORATION WITH THE SECRET SERVICE This investigation is done "in collaboration with the services of the Member States concerned with listenings", it added. "All is up there open", confirmed a diplomat. According to another diplomat, the 15 delegations at the UE were informed approximately two weeks ago that listenings could take place and were exhortČes not to hold of conversations of confidential nature on the telephone. Pierre de Boissieu informed Wednesday afternoon the ambassadors of the UE of the course of the investigation. According to witnesses' of this meeting, six countries - France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Austria - are concerned with the installation of systems of deviation of lines in several points of the building which could go up with the construction of Right Lipse in the years 1990. "They was equipment very sophisticated, has us one says, that only a handle of services of information are able to install", the ambassador declared Swedish, Sven-Olaf Petersson, according to which there are "many indices" which tend to show that their installation goes back to 1994-1995. France regretted Wednesday of such practices. "It is not completely in conformity with the customs and habits", declared the minister Frenchwoman of the European Businesses, NoÎlle Lenoir, which learned the business Wednesday "with the dawns". "the end of the investigations is awaited, but it is not directed against one or more country in particular". This business has, according to European persons in charge's, nothing to see with the behaviour of the European top Thursday and Friday, but contributes to tightening the climate at the time when the Fifteen tear on the policy to carry out with respect to Iraq...

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