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"The truth is much scarier"

The German newspaper "Sddeutsche Zeitung" previously reported that the US National Security Agency, with the help of Denmark, monitored numerous European politicians in the period from 2012 to 2014, especially German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the current President of Germany (at that time) Minister of Foreign Affairs) Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Denmark and US Asked Difficult Questions over Spy Allegations

European countries have pressed the US and Denmark over reports the two worked together to spy on top European politicians, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Danish broadcaster DR said Denmark's Defence Intelligence Service (FE) collaborated with the US National Security Agency (NSA) to gather information from 2012 to 2014.

EU's Von der Leyen announces disbursement of 728 mln euros to Greece

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Tuesday the disbursement of 728 million euros from its SURE unemployment scheme to Greece.

"I am pleased to announce that Greece has received an additional 728 million euros in loans through SURE to fund part-time systems and support employees," she said in a tweet in Greek.

Turkey congratulates new German ruling party head

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Jan. 30 congratulated the new leader of Germany's ruling party.

In a phone call, Erdoğan said he believed Armin Laschet, head of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU), will continue Germany's positive relations with Turkey, according to a statement from Turkey's Communications Directorate.