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Who engages in espionage activities?

In the Federal Republic of Germany, numerous foreign intelligence services sometimes use conspiratorial methods in their activities, with the intelligence and security services of the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, Iran and some other states of the Near and Middle East as well as North Korea being the most prominent. Counter-intelligence, however, also takes action if other intelligence services develop activities against Germany, e.g. those of the United States and Great Britain.

The foreign intelligence services operate at different levels of intensity and pursue a variety of objectives.

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Anti-terrorist Hotline: +49(0)221/ 792-3366

Anti-terrorist Hotline: +49(0)221/ 792-3366

Publications

2017 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

2017 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

DOI: Juli 2018
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How can I identify extremists and members of foreign secret services within my environment? - Important information for refugees in Germany

How can I identify extremists and members of foreign secret services within my environment? - Important information for refugees in Germany

DOI: März 2018
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2016 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

2016 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

DOI: Juli 2017
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Our topics – Facts to know

Our topics – Facts to know

DOI: Januar 2017
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Industry 4.0 – Challenges of a new technology

Industry 4.0 – Challenges of a new technology

DOI: Januar 2017
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Social media – Risks posed by social networks

Social media – Risks posed by social networks

DOI: März 2016
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