At the opening of the new BND Headquarters in Berlin, has highlighted the Chancellor the important role of the much-criticized secret service. The President Bald, promised further reforms.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has used the official opening of the new Headquarters of the Federal intelligence service in Berlin, the critically eyed the secret service, open to the public. In view of the crises in "a often very confusing world" was convinced that "Germany needs a strong and powerful foreign intelligence service is more urgent than ever." As particular challenges in the detection of false messages and the threat of cyber attacks. Just in the fight against false messages of the news service have an important educational role. This endangered the security and social cohesion in Germany, said the Chancellor.
After the mostly completed moving into the new Headquarters in the center of Berlin, where from now on around 4000 of the 6500 intelligence officers will work will be devoted to the news service, now in the course of further reforms, announced BND-President Bruno Kahl at the opening ceremony. A focus would be placed on the recruitment offensive. Professional and motivated employees are the prerequisite for intelligence successes, so Bare.
Justus Kliss, ARD Berlin, for the opening of the BND Headquarters
tagesschau 12:00 PM, 08.02.2019
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