Klara Dobrev at the plenary session of the European Parliament

DK demands European probe into Pegasus spyware allegations

The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has called on leaders of the European Union to launch an investigation to find out who and for what purpose has been using the Pegasus Israeli spyware in recent years, DK's MEP and prime ministerial candidate Klara Dobrev said on Tuesday.

Dobrev said she had sent letters to the presidents of the European Council, the European Commission and the European Parliament, also asking the bodies to initiate a rule of law procedure against the Hungarian government concerning “spying on its own citizens”.

“A government in the heart of Europe unlawfully spying on its own citizens, journalists, politicians, and attorneys is without precedent,” Dobrev said.

The Pegasus affair demonstrates that “Prime Minister Viktor Orban has long been no democrat and no European and he is attempting to lead the country by way of methods seen in dictatorships”, Dobrev said.

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