Trudeau made the comments during a joint news conference in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
"I stand by a free and independent press and have great respect for journalists", Merkel said at an worldwide security conference in Munich with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in the audience. And she said that her comments about spying among friends remained valid.
She also defended Germany's failure to achieve a mutual "no-spy" agreement with the US, something that her government held out the prospect of in summer 2013, shortly before a national election.
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Merkel declared at the time that "spying among friends" was unacceptable.
She said there had been "technical and organisational deficits" within the BND, which reports directly to the chancellery.
Merkel stressed the importance and difficulty of "finding the right balance between freedom and security". The chancellor added she would be working hard to have good relations with Russian Federation, despite different opinions on certain issues.
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Last year Germany approved new measures to rein in the activities of its foreign intelligence agency after the scandal over improper collusion with the US National Security Agency.
Merkel said: "The ECB is pursuing a monetary policy that is not geared to Germany, but to Portugal to Slovenia or Slovakia".
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