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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.

Legal issues must not derail whistleblower protection law

January 9, 2019

Council legal opinion must not be used to delay completion of whistleblower protection legislation

The European Council must ensure EU delivers on its promise to whistleblowers

December 18, 2018

The European Council has a responsibility to protect the positive amendments made to the proposal for a whistleblower protection directive adopted by the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee last month.

Rozière MEP speaking at EBU event

Rozière positions whistleblower protection law as response to public concerns

November 28, 2018

It would be a real shame if member states’ representatives were now seen as acting against public concerns, in resisting a whistleblower protection law which encourages the reporting of crime and wrongdoing.

Danske Bank whistleblower testifies at European Parliament

November 26, 2018

The now famous Danske Bank Whistleblower, Howard Wilkinson, testified before the TAX3 European Parliament Committee last week. Wilkinson reported suspicious financial transactions at Danske Bank’s Estonia branch, where he worked until 2014.

European Parliament takes stand on stronger whistleblower directive

November 22, 2018

The WhistleblowerProtection.EU platform is celebrating a job well done, after the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament passed a strengthened whistleblower protection directive, on the 20th of November.

Political battles loom in fight for robust European whistleblowers Directive

November 14, 2018

The EU’s whistleblower protection directive, is in a state of flux, key political battles are being fought right now. The whistleblower proposals as they currently stand, have several Achilles heels tucked into the directive’s fine print.

The role of media and investigative journalism

July 4, 2018

The LuxLeaks revelations were unprecedented not only in the level of corruption they uncovered, but also in the vast array of journalists from different media organisations working together to uncover corruption.

Why cross-border coherence matters

July 4, 2018

Many of the biggest whistleblower disclosures of recent years have been international in nature – LuxLeaks and the Panama Papers in particular. As pointed out by the Greens in the European Parliament, there is a general European public interest that often supersedes the national interests of a single member state.