Thorning-Schmidt denies withholding information in Danish spying scandal

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the prime minister of Denmark, has denied any wrongdoing in a spying scandal that led to the resignations of the country’s justice minister and head of the domestic intelligence service. However, she is likely to be given an official parliamentary reprimand.

The prime minister told a parliamentary inquiry on Friday (17 January) that although she knew about emails relating to the case written by Morten Bødskov, the then justice minister, she did not withhold information.

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