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CGTN published this video item, entitled “When it comes to spying, U.S. ‘dominates’ the world” – below is their description.
Ahead of #JoeBiden’s upcoming trip to Europe, the U.S. National Security Agency spying scandal has once again rocked European politics. A special report by Danish public broadcaster Danmarks Radio revealed on May 30 that, relying on its partnership with Denmark’s intelligence service, the U.S. National Security Agency used Danish information cables to spy on leaders and senior officials of European allies, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. How does this scandal relate to Edward Snowden’s revelations in 2013? What exactly is America’s global surveillance operation? And how is the world reacting to this?
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In This Story: Denmark
Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. The capital is Copenhagen. Denmark proper, consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 islands.
The Kingdom of Denmark comprises Denmark proper and the two autonomous territories in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Home rule was established in the Faroe Islands in 1948; in Greenland home rule was established in 1979 and further autonomy in 2009.
Denmark has highly developed mixed economy. Denmark became a member of the European Economic Community (now the EU) in 1973, but negotiated certain opt-outs; it retains its own currency, the krone. It is among the founding members of NATO, the Nordic Council, the OECD, OSCE, and the United Nations; it is also part of the Schengen Area. Denmark has close linguistic ties to its Scandinavian neighbours.