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List of intelligence agencies of Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...
- Federal Intelligence Service (BND) – Bundesnachrichtendienst
The Bundesnachrichtendienst [ˌbʊndəsˈnaːχʁɪçtnˌdiːnst] is the foreign intelligence agency of Germany, directly subordinated to the Chancellor's Office. Its headquarters are in Pullach near Munich, and Berlin . The BND has 300 locations in Germany and foreign countries...
, foreign intelligence
- Military Counter-intelligence Service (MAD) – Militärischer Abschirmdienst
The Militärischer Abschirmdienst or more officially Amt für den Militärischen Abschirmdienst , is one of the three federal intelligence agencies in Germany, responsible for military counterintelligence...
, military intelligence
- Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) – Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, domestic intelligence
- State Offices for the Protection of the Constitution (LfV) – Landesbehörden für Verfassungsschutz (exist in each of the 16 states
Germany is made up of sixteen which are partly sovereign constituent states of the Federal Republic of Germany. Land literally translates as "country", and constitutionally speaking, they are constituent countries...
, sometimes simply as a department within the respective Ministry of the Interior. See also Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, which coordinates their activities.)
- Club de Berne
The Club de Berne is an intelligence sharing forum between the intelligence services of the 27 states of the European Union , Norway and Switzerland, named after the city of Bern. It is an institution based on voluntary exchange of secrets, experience and views as well as discussing problems...