Archiv: Members of EU Parliament (MEPs)


24.09.2022 - 21:58 [ Patrick Breyer #JoinMastodon / Nitter ]

Wow: Dank unermüdlicher Kampagnen gegen #biometrischeMassenüberwachung will nun die Mehrheit im EU-Parlament ein Verbot im #AIAct verankern. Wir lassen nicht locker, bis Gesichtserkennung im öffentlichen Raum endgültig verboten ist

14.09.2022 - 09:44 [ Patrick Breyer #JoinMastodon / Nitter ]

Quietly, without any announcement, the Commission’s #ChatControl #CSAM scanner draft legislation has been added to the agenda of the EU Parliament. My Civil Liberties Committee will be in the lead:

13.09.2022 - 09:37 [ GreekReporter.com ]

European Parliament Probes Wiretapping Scandal in Greece

(09.09.2022)

Triantafillou reportedly observed that official investigations into privacy breaches seem to move slowly while investigations into media leaks move much faster.

MEPs agreed on the need to urgently investigate spyware companies, pointing to the risk of evidence destruction.

They highlighted the negative consequences for democracy, media freedom, and freedom of expression.

19.08.2022 - 05:55 [ TKP.at ]

WHO: Markt von Wuhan nicht Ursprung von Covid

Christine Anderson, die auf AfD-Ticket im EU-Parlament sitzt, ist stellvertretendes Mitglied im „Covid-19 Untersuchungsausschuss“ des EU-Parlaments. Der Ausschuss, der medial äußerst unterbelichtet ist, bringt offenbar doch Details ans Licht.

So berichtet Anderson am Sonntag auf ihrem Telegram-Kanal, dass die WHO die These vom Tiermarkt in Wuhan beseitigt habe. Die Vorsitzende des Untersuchungsausschusses habe an der WHO-Hauptversammlung im Mai in Genf teilgenommen und Anderson liege nun das Protokoll vor: „Ich staunte nicht schlecht, als ich dort – halb versteckt in einem Nebensatz – das klammheimliche Verschwinden eines weiteren Corona-Narrativs feststellte.“ Das letzte Paper der WHO zum Ursprung von Covid stammt vom März 2021.

Laut dem Protokoll der Hauptversammlung würde „ein ranghoher Wissenschaftler der WHO den Tiermarkt in Wuhan nicht mehr als Ausgangspunkt der ‚Pandemie‘ betrachten.“ Es handelt sich dabei um Dr. Jaoud Mahjour, WHO-Regionaldirektor. Er soll bei der Hauptversammlung folgenden Satz gesagt haben: „Nach den Einschätzungen der WHO könnten die ersten COVID-Fälle […] auf November 2019 zurückgehen, weshalb sie den Markt in Wuhan nicht für den Ursprung des Virus hält.“

09.08.2022 - 20:00 [ europarl.europa.eu ]

Welcome to the website of the PEGA Committee of inquiry!

On 10 March 2022, the European Parliament decided to set up the PEGA Committee to investigate alleged infringement or maladministration in application of EU law in relation to the use of Pegasus and equivalent spyware surveillance software. In particular, the PEGA Committee is asked to gather information on the extent to which Member States or third countries are using intrusive surveillance to the extent that it violates the rights and freedoms enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU.

During its twelve-month mandate our Committee, with its 38 Members and 38 substitute Members, will make use of various methods to investigate the alleged violations: it will hold hearings with experts, victims and other persons, request studies and briefings and undertake fact-finding missions when needed. The investigations shall be concluded with the submission of a final report.

09.08.2022 - 19:47 [ Kathimerini ]

EU Commission calls for investigation of phone tapping scandal

Hipper said it is the responsibility of each member state to investigate such matters, adding that “the Commission expects national authorities to thoroughly investigate any such allegation in order to restore public confidence.”

09.08.2022 - 19:43 [ Kathimerini ]

Greek president calls for investigation of phone tapping scandal

The government has said it will back a request by the opposition for a parliamentary investigating committee on the issue.

The European Commission is also monitoring the case. Cypriot MEP George Georgiou, vice-chair of the EU’s PEGA committee investigating malware surveillance software, has also sent a letter to the committee proposing a mission to Greece to investigate the allegations.

26.07.2022 - 14:05 [ Haaretz ]

European Lawmaker Targeted With Israeli-made Predator Spyware

In wake of the Project Pegasus investigation, the European Parliament began checking lawmakers devices – the head of the Greek socialist party’s phone had Predator, which is produced by a firm called Cytrox, is almost identical to the infamous Pegasus spyware made by the competing and more famous cyber firm NSO Group. Predator is similar to Pegasus in terms of its capabilities, but differs in the way it infects a device: It requires the victim to click on a link, while some versions of Pegasus do not.

Cytrox is owned by a firm called Intellexa which, though currently based in Greece, is run by a former Israeli military intelligence official Tal Dilian. Though the firm is registered abroad, sources say many of its workers are Israelis and the company may even have staff in Israel. Until recently, the Intellexa was based in Cyprus.signs of an attempted infection

05.04.2022 - 20:51 [ Seán Kelly MEP, MEP Ireland South | Leader @FineGael in EP / Twitter ]

Images of the massacre of civilians in #Bucha and the Russian war crimes in Ukraine are truly heartbreaking. Along with 207 MEPs, the @FineGael Delegation is calling for an embargo on Russian energy imports, exclusion of ALL Russian banks from SWIFT + ban Russia from EU ports.

14.04.2020 - 08:44 [ Express.co.uk ]

Italian MEP sheds light on Germany’s ‚diabolical EU plan‘ to push its interests forward

(12.04.2020)

„It has been like this for years.“

The Italian politician added: „What Germany is doing is disgusting and I believe that the EU will look very different when this virus is over.

„The UK could have not made a better decision in leaving this bloc.“

29.01.2020 - 10:20 [ BBC ]

European Parliament: MEPs set to approve Brexit deal in historic vote

The landmark session is set to feature valedictory speeches and even music.

It will mark the final stage of the ratification process, ahead of the UK’s exit at 23:00 GMT on 31 January.

05.07.2019 - 00:01 [ The Telegraph / Youube ]

Ann Widdecombe compares EU to slave owners

The Brexit Party MEP caused a stir during her maiden speech to the EU Parliament.

04.07.2019 - 23:47 [ BBC ]

Ann Widdecombe: ‚Oppressed people turning on the oppressors‘

Ann Widdecombe has told the European Parliament there is a „long history“ of „slaves against their owners“ and revolt against the colonies which, she says, mirrors Brexit.

„We are going and we are glad to be going,“ she said.

22.05.2019 - 04:21 [ Patrick O'Flynn, East of England MEP (SDP) / Twitter ]

Total betrayal of the British people. If the parliamentary Tory Party does not remove her now I think the Tories are headed for Canada-style wipeout.

21.05.2019 - 17:31 [ Patrick O'Flynn, East of England MEP (SDP) / Twitter ]

If May paves way for 2nd referendum the Brexit Party goes over 40%.

15.03.2019 - 19:04 [ New York Times ]

‘I’m Not a Fascist’: E.U. Leader Apologizes for Comments on Mussolini’s Legacy

(14.3.2019)

His apology followed a radio interview on Wednesday in which he appeared to offer a positive slant on Mussolini’s dictatorship.

“I’m not a fascist, I was never a fascist, and I don’t share his political convictions,” Mr. Tajani told Radio 24, an Italian broadcaster. “But we have to be honest: Mussolini built roads, bridges, buildings, sports facilities; he has developed many parts of our Italy.”

14.03.2019 - 14:57 [ Repubblica.it ]

La polemica, Antonio Tajani: „Mussolini? Ha fatto anche cose positive“

„Mussolini? Fino a quando non ha dichiarato guerra al mondo intero seguendo Hitler, ha fatto delle cose positive“. Lo ha detto Antonio Tajani nel corso di un’intervista ai giornalisti di La Zanzara, su Radio 24, che ne hanno mandato in onda alcuni estratti.

14.03.2019 - 14:55 [ Guido Fawkes ]

European Parliament President Says Mussolini Did Positive Things

Tajani is from the European Parliament’s centre-right federalist ‘European People’s Party’ grouping of Merkel, Varadkar, and Juncker. If a Eurosceptic had said what Tajani said there would be uproar…

11.03.2019 - 14:42 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Farage’s Brexit Party Now Has More MEPs Than UKIP

A taste of things to come for MPs if they vote to extend Brexit – Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party now officially has more MEPs than UKIP. Eight UK MEPs now sit in Farage’s Brexit Party