"I am convinced that it is a national necessity for Sweden to have a well-functioning intelligence service," says Carl Bildt to Swedish Radio News. "We live in a more uncertain world. Look at what's happening in Syria, at the Swedes who may suffer. We have to follow developments and not see it as a problem."
But Foreign Minister Bildt does not want to comment on concrete accusations that Sweden helped the NSA in hacking, "I don't know. I have work to do, instead of reading newspapers," says Carl Bildt.