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Handover of 280,000 petition signatures calling for a better directive

March 5, 2019

MEP Virginie Rozière, European Parliament Rapporteur for the proposed whistleblower protection directive, yesterday, received petitions with more than 280,000 signatures, gathered by coalitions of trade unions and NGOs, which she handed over to the Council of the European Union at the final scheduled trilogue in the Parliament on Monday 4 March.

Over a quarter of a million signatories support better whistleblower protection

March 4, 2019

Today trade unions and NGOs will deliver two petitions gathering over 280,000 signatures supporting the European Parliament’s demands for an improved directive.

European whistleblowers call for better directive

February 25, 2019

In an open letter to the European Council, Commission and Parliament seven well-known European whistleblowers speak out for changing the directive and removing barriers for safe reporting.

Whistleblowers could be badly served by the EU’s proposed Whistleblowing Directive

February 25, 2019

The EU Whistleblowing Directive is an idea whose time has come. New whistleblower protection laws in Ireland, France and the Netherlands showed consensus was building among EU Member States on the need to protect and enable workers to speak up about wrongdoing in the workplace.

Change the whistleblower protection directive – or it will not work

February 25, 2019

The directive must be changed to that whistleblowers can report not only a special internal whistleblowing channel, but also to managers or law enforcement.

Making whistleblowing work for Europe

February 12, 2019

In an open letter 81 signing organisations urge the EU Council to adopt the Parliament’s position on reporting channels. The whistleblower protection directive is currently in trilogue. The signatories express serious concerns about the reporting channels regime in the Council and Commission positions in these negotiations.

Petitioning for a better whistleblower protection directive

February 5, 2019

A few weeks left to improve the whistleblower protection directive. Make your voice heard and sign the new petition for strong whistleblower protection!

What can the EU learn from Romania’s experience implementing whistleblower legislation?

January 29, 2019

The Romanian Presidency will play a key role is securing a robust whistleblower protection Directive, argues R. Nicolae, of Syene. He believes that Romania has a number of strengths which will support it leading the negotiations, as the whistleblower protection file moves from the Council to trilogue.

Will the EU whistleblower directive prohibit the obstruction of justice?

January 24, 2019

According to the Legal Counsel of the Danske Bank Whistleblower, S. Kohn, the Howard Wilkinson case clearly demonstrates that the EU Whistleblower Directive urgently needs to be revised to protect the right to report directly to law enforcement agencies and regulatory authorities.

The Duty Speech Loophole: how the EU Whistleblower Directive could backfire against its own objectives

January 21, 2019

Tom Devine, Legal Director of GAP explains why a series of technical contradictions within the EU draft directive need to be resolved, or the legislation could backfire and actually work against whistleblowers.