February 12, 2019
BERLIN (Reuters) – Interior Minister Horst Seehofer wants to change Germany’s telecommunications law so that stricter conditions apply to all foreign vendors, the RND group of newspapers reported on Tuesday.
Citing participants in a meeting of conservatives and Social Democrats, who rule together in a grand coalition, RND said Seehofer’s aim was to better control China’s Huawei Technologies rather than exclude it from the German market.
It said all firms affected be subject to a security certification process and need to sign a no-spy agreement.
(Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Douglas Busvine)