Sun. Jan 29th, 2023

Brussels, 23 January 2023

On Tuesday from 9.00 CET, MEPs will debate a draft version of the PEGA committee’s recommendations, prepared by rapporteur Sophie In ‘t Veld (Renew, NL).

Active since April 2022, the European Parliament’s Committee of Inquiry to investigate the use of Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware (PEGA) has commissioned studies, held hearings with experts, and organised three fact-finding visits (to Israel, Poland, Greece and Cyprus), with more to follow.

The committee’s findings will be detailed in its final report and its recommendations (draft). A draft version of the report was discussed on 29 November 2022, and now, MEPs will discuss the recommendations in a similar fashion. You can follow the debate here (livestream and video-on-demand).

In the next stage, all MEPs sitting on the committee can propose amendments to both texts, and the ones that garner majority support will be integrated into the final versions, which the committee will vote on later in the spring. Finally, the committee’s recommendations will be tabled for a European Parliament plenary before 10 June, when the committee’s term comes to an end.

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