There has always been no determination as to whether Huawei are allowed to participate in the five G of network building within the German government. Alongside U.S. pressure, Merkel also faces resistance from within Germany, where the Foreign Office and the Federal Intelligence Agency believe Huawei is untrustworthy and that its equipment risks cyber infrastructure becoming a spy and sabotage tool.But Merkel said it would be wrong to exclude a communications equipment supplier directly.
According to three people familiar with the matter, the German government has developed draft regulations aimed at strengthening the review of equipment suppliers and giving key government officials more space to define the security risks of German data.
Although the regulations reflect concerns about Huawei from the international community, Merkel refuses to compromise on its core position, saying Germany cannot simply pick Huawei out of the targeted ban. Although the rules may change, it is unlikely to deliberately make security requirements too cumbersome and constitute a substantial Huawei ban, people familiar with the matter said.
European leaders are gathering in Brussels to discuss five G of security and broader industrial strategies, the report said. European Council President Michel (Charles Michel) is pushing EU countries to agree on cybersecurity, according to draft summit conclusions seen by Bloomberg.