re: "A German NSA"
"At the moment, the Federal Police (BPOL), Federal Criminal Police (BKA), the Federal Intelligence Service and the Office for the Protection of the Constitution all engage in surveillance activities. This plan would centralize the surveillance activities of each office into a new federal agency and “harmonize domestic and foreign communications surveillance.”"
"Little public discussion has thus far taken place however it can be fairly easily predicted that this will come under criticism from the left as dangerous centralization and likely from the SPD for similar and political reasons."
"It is however, both interesting and exciting to watch Germany’s development in security policy and reform proposals of its military, security and intelligence agencies."