EU Whistleblowing Monitor – December 2022 Roundup

January 19, 2023
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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 December 2022.

As of 17 December, it has been 1 year since the deadline for all Member States to have fully transposed Directive 2019/1937.

16 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 started and progressed infringement proceedings against most Member States. 

Thirteen Member States have now adopted Transposition Laws:

Transposition Bills have been issued in a further 12 countries:

December Updates:  

  • New legislation has been adopted in FinlandGreece and Belgium
  • Draft laws progress through Parliament in GermanySpain and the Netherlands
  • Draft law approved in Italy, progresses to Parliament
  • In Bulgaria, the transposition Bill has been rejected, next steps under discussion*
  • The draft law Luxembourg faces new hurdles
  • New legislation in Romania enters into force, concerns remain 
  • Parliament publishes analysis of draft law in Austria, reporting channel established

* A new draft law has been presented to Parliament in January

All these and more can be found on the Monitor Resources and Roundup pages.