Constitutional Concerns German Intelligence Under Fire For Spying on Parliamentarians

The revelation that lawmakers for the Left Party are under observation by the German intelligence service has triggered a debate about the agency's powers. The country's highest court is expected to provide much-needed clarification this year. At what point should spies be allowed snoop on elected representatives? By SPIEGEL Staff 
Gregor Gysi, parliamentary group leader of the Left Party. He is on a list of 27 members of parliament for the Left Party who are under observation by the domestic intelligence agency.

Gregor Gysi, parliamentary group leader of the Left Party. He is on a list of 27 members of parliament for the Left Party who are under observation by the domestic intelligence agency.

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Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein