|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||COM (2018) 218|
Legislative proposal published by the European Commission in April 2018 aimed at strengthening whistleblower protection across the European Union (EU).
The draft law aims to establish safe channels for reporting both within an organisation and to public authorities. It should also protect whistleblowers (whistle-blowers) against dismissal, demotion and other forms of retaliation and require national authorities to inform citizens and provide training for public authorities on how to deal with whistleblowers.
A Communication on strengthening whistleblower protectiong at EU level was published together with the legislative proposal. The Commission adopted it on 23 April 2018. The European Parliament's relevant committee adopted a negotiating position on 27 November and the Member States' ambassadors adopted a general approach on behalf of the Council of the European Union on 25 January 2019. An informal agreement between the co-legislators was reached on 12 March and subject to preliminary confirmation by the Council on 15 March.
|Subject Categories||Values and Beliefs|
|Subject Tags||Corruption | Fraud | Mismanagement, EU Law|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|