EU Whistleblowing Monitor – April 2022 Roundup

May 09, 2022
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EU Whistleblowing Monitor - April Roundup 

This is the monthly roundup of updates provided by the EU Whistleblowing Monitor team of country editors detailing national developments in the transposition of the EU Directive on Whistleblowing during April 2022.

As of 01 May, it has been 20 weeks since the 17 December 2021 deadline for all Member States to have fully transposed Directive 2019/1937.

18 countries are still listed as delayed - 1 Member State is still listed as not started (Hungary).

No country can be yet considered fully transposed - the EU Commission has now started infringement proceedings.

April Updates

  • Draft Whistleblowing Bill progresses in Germany
  • Civil society in Ireland raise concerns about whistleblowing reforms
  • Proposals to strengthen Bill submitted to Parliament in the Netherlands
  • In Austria, Media reports on delay in transposition

New Resources

  • A 15 point proposal to strengthen minimal transposition Bill in the Netherlands is available here.
  • UK whistleblowing charity Protect have published ‘Preventing Whistleblowing Victimisation: A Practical Guide for Employers’ available here.
  • A new report ‘Whistling at the Fake: The crucial role of whistleblowers in countering disinformation’ produced by NATO, Government Accountability Project and Manchester Metropolitan University is now available here.

8 Member States have adopted Transposition Laws:

Transposition Bills have been issued in 11 countries:

All these and more can be found on the Monitor Resources and Roundup pages - please let us know if there is anything missing.