|Author (Corporate)||European Parliament|
|Series Title||Press Release|
The European Parliament's plenary session held a debate on 6 July 2016 on how to improve legal safeguards for people revealing illegal or unethical activities in the public or private sectors. The debate was attended by the European Commission's vice-president and a representative from the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The key message of the debate was that whistleblowers leaking information in the public interest play a crucia role in upholding democracies, and must therefore be better protected from prosecution, reprisals and threats.
The debate was prompted by the conviction of 'Luxleaks' whistle-blowers Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet by a Luxembourg court for having revealed favourable tax deals granted to multinationals by the Luxembourg authorities.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations, Values and Beliefs|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|