The European Commission is allocating close to 1 billion euros to the 2022 European Defence Fund (EDF) work programme. Together with a number of new tools, the fund is meant to improve European defence capabilities.
Last week Tuesday (19 April), the first meeting of a new European Parliament committee investigating spyware such as Pegasus took place. In the constitutive meeting of the Pegasus Inquiry Committee (PEGA), the chair and three vice-chairs were elected, being Jeroen Lenaers (EPP) as chair, and Sándor Rónai (S&D), Diana Riba i Giner (Greens/EFA) and Moritz Körner (Renew) as vice-chairs.
Renew Europe is demanding the European Parliament establishes a Committee of Inquiry on the abuse of Pegasus Spyware by EU governments against national opposition politicians, lawyers and journalists.
Manufacturers of wireless devices are going to have to step up their game. The European Commission adopted a proposal to improve the cybersecurity of a broad category of appliances sold on the European market.