After the threat of the United States with consequences of the involvement of the Chinese Huawei group at the 5G roll-out in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) has emphasized the sovereignty of Germany to the Definition of safety standards. Security in the digital area was "very high," said Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday. "We, therefore, define for us our Standards."
"of course We will talk about these issues with our partners both in Europe and in the United States of America," added Merkel after a Meeting with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. The Belgian head of government said that there should be "no hostile acts against the geo - political interests of Europe".
The US government had threatened on Monday in the debate over Huawei's involvement in the construction of the new mobile wireless standards 5G of the Federal government, with limitations in intelligence cooperation. Berlin should be set to "unreliable" Partner, this could endanger "in the future, the smooth cooperation and the exchange of some information," said the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.
The USA's fear of espionage and sabotage activities by Huawei. Face such fears are fueled by a Chinese law, the company is obliged to co-operate with Beijing when it comes to national security.
In Germany should not be excluded, the Chinese network equipment supplier, however, from the outset, from 5G-structure, such as the economy Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU) said last Thursday. However, it had to be ensured in the interest of data protection, "that each product that is installed is from the USA, Europe and China, are also safe and not illegal things happen, would be with us in Germany is a punishable offence".
Huawei is part of equipment suppliers to the world's leading tele-communications, among other things, for the establishment of 5G mobile networks. The new Standard is intended to pave the way for a series of technologies of the future.More about
5G mobile and wireless communications network United States threatened Germany because of HuaweiJuliane Schäuble, Frank Jansen
The group protested on Tuesday against a political interference by the United States. "In my opinion, a country should not use its political Power to harm a commercial enterprise," said Western Europe-in-chief and Board member Vincent Pang, the "Handelsblatt". (AFP)