European Parliament’s Pegasus committee to meet with state officials in Nicosia next week

The European Parliament’s Committee of Inquiry to investigate the use of Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware (PEGA) will meet with Attorney General George Savvides, Minister of Commerce Natasa Pilides and Deputy Minister for Digital Policy, Kyriakos Kokkinos, during their visit to Nicosia on Tuesday and Wednesday, 1st and 2nd of November. The MEPs will visit Cyprus in the context of the investigation into allegations that the Predator software has been used in Greece.


CNA learns that the agenda of the MEPs so far includes “Phileleftheros” journalist Fanis Makrides, who has covered the matter extensively, as well as members of the Parliamentary Committee on Legal Affairs of the House of Representatives. Legal expert Elias Stephanou is also expected to participate in the meeting with the Attorney General.


The PEGA mission will then travel to Athens where they will have a series of meetings until November 4th. The MEPs will meet with MPs that participated in the Hellenic Parliament’s investigative committee, as well as with government officials included Minister of State George Gerapetritis and representatives of the Public Prosecutor’s office and the Hellenic Police.


The MEPs will also meet Greek journalists that have covered the surveillance allegations as well as persons that have been under surveillance, journalist Thanasis Koukakis, MEP Nikos Androulakis and SYRIZA MP Christos Spirtzis.


Source: Cyprus News Agency