Greece demands explanations from Germany after reports that Greek citizens had been subjected to electronic spying by Berlin.
Greek media reported on Saturday that German intelligence agents had intercepted emails and tapped telephone calls from 195 countries, including Greece. The Greek Foreign Ministry said in a statement that there are specific rules and ethics between friends and that Athens expects an immediate answer from the German side for its spying activities. The ministry noted that Germany itself had been subject to US spying and complained to Washington over a similar case involving the cell-phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Back then, US President Barack Obama called Merkel and apologized for spying on friends.