Terror Threat Still High in Germany, Intelligence Chief Says

18 February 2011

Despite Germany’s recent easing of anti-terror measures, the head of the country’s domestic intelligence service said in an interview published on Friday that the terror threat is still serious.

“In Germany and abroad there are people who are ready and able to carry out attacks,” said Heinz Fromm, president of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, or Verfassungsschutz, in an interview with the Berlin daily Tagesspiegel.

He said jihadist groups have not abandoned their agenda, even though the heightened security measures put in place last year had possibly hindered their plans.