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Why is Macron feigning outrage at the Danish spying scandal?

5 June 2021

4:00 PM

5 June 2021

4:00 PM

The feigned outrage in Berlin – but mostly in Paris – at the USA’s proxy use of Denmark’s intelligence services to intercept submarine cable traffic to spy on European leaders raises more than a wry smile. Allies have always spied on allies for legitimate reasons. Few have done so, and continue to do so, as much as the French.

As president of France and commander-in-chief of the French armed forces, Emmanuel Macron will be perfectly aware of this.

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