The reporter Sophie in ‘t Veld (Renew) is disappointed by the clarification efforts so far. On Sunday she demanded: “All evidence must be secured and examined, in Greece, Cyprus and beyond. No stone must be left unturned.” For the liberal, there is no doubt that the use of spyware such as NSO’s Pegasus or Intellexa’s Predator in EU member states is politically motivated. The surveillance scandals are a pan-European problem, she said: “It directly affects the EU institutions. MEPs, Commissioners, Commission staff and ministers have been targets. And at the same time, perpetrators sit in the European Council,” says in ‘t Veld.
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