Wed 9th of November 2022

16.30-19.00  | ASP 1G2

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On Wednesday 9 November, Left MEPs will present findings from missions to Spain, Cyprus, Greece and Israel. The MEPs will be joined by very special guests that include victims of the illegal use of this spyware as well as those involved in uncovering the abuse.


16.30 – Welcome


16.40 – 17.00 Findings of missions to Spain, Cyprus, Greece and Israel

Moderation:  Stelios KOULOGLOU MEP

Cornelia ERNST



Matthias Monroy

Róża THUN (tbc)

Saskia BRICKMONT (tbc)


17.00 – 18.00 Pegasus and other spyware as a threat to democracy and the rule of law

Moderation:  Anne-Sophie PELLETIER MEP

Luca RETTORE – DG ITEC | ICT Security Operations Unit

Dimitris CHRISTOPOULOS – Professor | Political Sciences Panteion University

Andreas TAKIS – Professor | Philosophy Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki


18.00 – 19.00 How spyware is used against journalists and NGOs

Moderation: Giorgos GEORGIOU

Pavol SZALAI – Reporters without Borders | EU & Balkan Desk (remote participation)

Thodoris CHONDROGIANNOS – Reporters United (remote participation)

Thanassis KOUKAKIS – Journalist, Financial Times (remote participation)

Edwy Plenel, Lenaïg Bredoux – Mediapart (remote participation)