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Control of exports, transfer, brokering, technical assistance and transit of dual-use items: extracts from the debate (16/01) and from the vote on the report Klaus BUCHNER (Greens/EFA, DE)


During the EP plenary session (15-18 January 2018) in Strasbourg, MEPs debate (16/01) and vote an extension of EU export controls on cyber-surveillance tools, such as devices to intercept mobile phones, hack into computers, circumvent passwords or identify internet users, possibly used for human rights violations, in order to prevent authoritarian regimes from spying on their own citizens. Statements by Klaus BUCHNER (Greens/EFA, DE), rapporteur, Cecilia MALMSTRÖM, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, and Marietje SCHAAKE (ALDE, NL) and Bernd LANGE (S&D, DE). The results are: 571 in favour, 29 against and 29 abstentions. Illustrative shots: computers, servers, smart phone users, inscripted code, users, computer hackers.