Tag: whistleblowers

Commission welcomes entry into force of new rules for #Whistleblowers protection

Commission welcomes entry into force of new rules for #Whistleblowers protection

| December 17, 2019

The European Commission has welcomed the entry into force of the Directive setting out whistleblower protection in the EU. This Directive will guarantee a high level of protection for whistleblowers who report breaches of EU law by setting new EU-wide standards. Values and Transparency Vice President Věra Jourová said: “Whistleblowers are brave people willing to bring […]

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#Whistleblower protection in the EU: Commission welcomes adoption by the Council

#Whistleblower protection in the EU: Commission welcomes adoption by the Council

| October 7, 2019

The Council of Ministers adopted today (7 October) the directive on whistleblower protection at the Justice and Home Affairs Council in Luxembourg. The directive will guarantee a high level of protection for whistleblowers by establishing safe channels for reporting both within an organisation and to public authorities, setting EU-wide standards. It will also protect whistleblowers […]

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#Whistleblowers in EU and #Taiwan to receive better protection with upcoming new rules

#Whistleblowers in EU and #Taiwan to receive better protection with upcoming new rules

| June 28, 2019

New rules of the EU and Taiwan will protect whistleblowers and “quasi-whistleblowers”, who cooperate with investigations or provide witness statements, from reprisals in public as well as private sectors. Safeguard measures listed in the upcoming regulation include safe reporting channels, sufficient legal support and comprehensive protection of whistleblowers’ identities. The new system is expected to […]

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EU Parliament approves EU-wide standards to better protect #Whistleblowers

EU Parliament approves EU-wide standards to better protect #Whistleblowers

| April 17, 2019

MEPs have endorsed by a large majority the final agreement on common standards at EU level to better protect whistle blowers against retaliation by setting up coherent procedures and strong protection measures. Jean-Marie Cavada, vice president of the Legal Affairs Committee, said: “Whistle blowers contribute to the upholding of the rule of law and democracy in our […]

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EU-wide protection needed for #whistleblowers

EU-wide protection needed for #whistleblowers

| October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Whistleblowers acting in the public interest deserve proper protection and support, say MEPs. EU rules are needed to better protect and support whistle-blowers and their role in revealing serious breaches of the public interest, such as corruption, miscarriages of justice, tax avoidance, lack of protection for food safety or the environment and attacks on social, […]

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Verdict of the #LuxLeaks appeal trial

Verdict of the #LuxLeaks appeal trial

Today, Wednesday March 15, the Appeal Court of Luxembourg delivered its judgment on the “LuxLeaks” appeal trial: Antoine Deltour is sentenced to a suspended 6-month jail sentence and a fine of 1,500 €. Raphaël Halet is sentenced to a fine of 1,000 €. The journalist Édouard Perrin is acquitted. Actions of Antoine Deltour & Raphael […]

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Budgetary Control Committee MEPs call for EU-wide protection for #whistleblowers

Budgetary Control Committee MEPs call for EU-wide protection for #whistleblowers

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

An “effective and comprehensive European whistle-blower protection programme” should be proposed “immediately” by the EU Commission, urged the Budgetary Control Committee on Monday (9 January). This programme should include whistle-blower protection mechanisms for companies, public bodies and non-profit organizations, says the committee. MEPS also advocate setting up an independent EU body, with offices in EU […]

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