Christopher Dickey Josephine Huetlin Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian 06.26.18 9:00 PM ET // Nazi Sympathizers Pushing to Take Over Europe’s Spy Agencies

Nazi Sympathizers Pushing to Take Over Europe’s Spy Agencies – The extreme right is now in charge of the interior ministries in both Vienna and Rome, putting conspicuous pressure on the intelligence services. In Austria, there have even been police raids on the homes and offices of top intelligence service staffers.

Already, at least some intelligence sharing between Germany and Austria appears to have been curtailed, and the relationship between Italy’s extreme-right-wing interior minister Matteo Salvini and other major European countries is severely, publicly strained. French President Emmanuel Macron last week likened the rise of such populists to “leprosy all across Europe.”

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