Scandinavian governments are upset that American embassies are engaging in surveillance and data collection directed at suspicious people in the vicinity of their embassies. Such activities are against local law. The United States insists that the host governments have full knowledge of these practices, but that is not true, at least in Norway. Denmark suspects that the same thing has been going on in Copenhagen, and Sweden has confirmed that it occurs in Stockholm. The foreign ministries of all three countries are considering their options.
In other Scandinavian news, Sweden’s Migration Minister Tobias Billström says that he is tired of absorbing asylum seekers from Greece. He has expressed his surprise that Greece cannot even control its border with its traditional enemy, Turkey.
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