Employee of Merkel’s press office suspected of spying for Egypt

Employee of Merkel's press office suspected of spying for EgyptA man who worked in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s press office is suspected of having spied for Egypt, a government report said Thursday. Police carried out “executive measures” against the man in December 2019 after he was found to have “worked for years for an Egyptian intelligence service”, according to a report on the protection of the constitution. The premises of the visitor service were searched as part of the investigation, Bild reported.