The misuse of Spyware is a danger to democracy. In the Pegasus Committee of Inquiry, we spent a year working on this issue. The report and recommendations have now been adopted in the committee.
For the past 6 months, there has been a conspiracy of silence of Commission and member states. In order to be able to protect democracy, however, all stakeholders need to be willing to cooperate - more in my speech:
Human rights defenders are our closest allies. My report shows: The EU can protect and support them even better! How exactly? More info:
Negotiations in the PEGA Committee have started – but what exactly does “PEGA” mean? High time to take a closer look at the work of the Committee! In this interview I answer the most important questions:
Last Friday, the EU Commission published a report with conclusions regarding the environmental disaster of last August. My statement:
Heute wurde unsere Online-Datenbank #SpywareFiles gelauncht!
How well are the EU, its member states and partners protecting and supporting Human Rights Defenders worldwide? The European Parliamentary Research Service has now published a study on this topic.
Who uses the "Pegasus" spy software? Who has control over the data collected and the system itself? Who bears responsibility for human rights violations committed with the help of the software? We quizzed NSO representative Chaim Gelfand on these issues.
Today, the European Commission published its Gulf Strategy, outlining its strategic approach to the region for the years to come. Here's my comment as Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation to the Arabian Peninsula:
Five MEPs were targeted by the spyware "Pegasus", either personally or through spyware attacks on family, friends or their professional contacts. I am a member of the Parliament's committee of enquiry on the subject.
Together with Alviina Alamestä, I presented a draft on arms exports for the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament. You can find more information in this article!
It's been 2 years since I took my seat in the European Parliament - a lot of things have happened and I was able to celebrate many successes. A review of the past 12 months:
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