European Interest

Spyware inquiry: MEPs investigate situation on the ground in Greece and Cyprus


From 1 to 4 November, a group of MEPs will visit Cyprus and Greece to investigate the development and use of spyware in these member states.

On Cyprus (1–2 November), the delegation from the Inquiry Committee on Pegasus and other spyware will meet with Natasa Pilides, the Minister for Energy, Commerce and Industry, other government officials, members of the House of Representatives, legal experts, NGO representatives, and journalists.

MEPs will then continue to Greece (2–4 November) to talk to members of the Hellenic Parliament, including those who were part of the Parliament’s wiretapping inquiry committee, government officials, NGO representatives, journalists, data protection authorities, and other stakeholders.

The visit will conclude with a press conference on Friday 4 November at 12.00 EET at the European Parliament Liaison Office in Athens.

Members participating in the mission: Jeroen LENAERS (Committee Chair, Head of the Delegation – EPP, Netherlands), Sophia IN ‘T VELD (Rapporteur – Renew, Netherlands), Sylvie GUILLAUME (S&D, France), Juan Ignacio ZOIDO ÁLVAREZ (EPP, Spain), Elissavet VOZEMBERG-VRIONIDI (EPP, Greece), Thijs REUTEN (S&D, Netherlands), Róża THUN UND HOHENSTEIN (Renew, Poland), Saskia BRICMONT (Greens/EFA, Belgium), Stelios KOULOGLOU (the Left, Greece), Laura FERRARA (NI, Italy), Lídia PEREIRA (EPP, Portugal).

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