Posts tagged as intelligence chief

German Intelligence chief forced out amid criticism

Friday, September 25, 2020

The head of Germany’s military intelligence agency is to be replaced as the government seeks to ramp up its efforts to combat the far right. Christof Gramm had begun reforms to tackle links between the far right and the army, but the defence ministry said “additional efforts” were now required. He has faced calls to take firmer action during his tenure. In January, military intelligence said there were hundreds of…

Lithuanian parliament approves intelligence chief for second term

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Lithuanian parliament backed the appointment of Darius Jauniškis as director of the country’s State Security Department (VSD) for a second term. On Tuesday, 109 MPs voted in favour of his re-appointment, four voted against and five abstained. The VSD director is appointed and dismissed by the president with the parliament’s approval. Dainius Gaižauskas, the chairman of the parliamentary Committee on National Security and Defence, said earlier the intelligence agency’s…