The European Parliament’s committee of enquiry into the use of the Pegasus spying software agreed yesterday to send a mission to Spain to investigate the use of this cyber-surveillance programme.
The visit will take place on 20-21 March in Madrid. This decision was taken at a meeting of the coordinators of the special committee, after approving similar missions to Israel, Poland, Greece and Cyprus and deciding on a forthcoming one to Hungary in February.
The coordinator of the ‘popular’ group, Spanish MEP Juan Ignacio Zoido, confirmed the agreement and showed his support for the deployment of a delegation of the European Parliament in Spain, insisting that there is no doubt about the “excellent work of the security forces and intelligence services in Spain”.
“We are very proud of them and we know that they carry out their work in an exemplary manner, with scrupulous respect for the rule of law and with extensive judicial supervision,” he said.