EU Whistleblowing Monitor – July 2021 Roundup

August 06, 2021
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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 July 2021.

As of today, there are just 4 months and 12 days until the deadline for transposition of the EU Directive on Whistleblowing.

Transposition remains ‘in progress’ in at least 21 countries with 5 Member States still listed as ‘not started’ - Austria, Cyprus, Hungary, Luxembourg, and Malta.*

*Following last months’ introduction of a new Danish transposition law, we have decided to relist Denmark as ‘in progress’ to avoid prematurely declaring a country “transposed” prior to final processes and EU confirmation of compliance - we are now adding a new category of ‘law adopted’ to distinguish states with new legislation.

 Country Updates:
In France, MP Sylvain Waserman, previously rapporteur on whistleblowing at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, has introduced a transposition Bill in Parliament.
In Bulgaria, the working group has renewed its work on transposition.  
A draft proposal to transpose the EU Directive is soon expected in Slovenia following comments of the new Minister of Justice.
ISO 37002 on whistleblowing management systems has now been approved and published. These guidelines on implementing whistleblowing arrangements are applicable for any size or sector organisation and whilst generally non-binding the standard may be good leverage to encourage employers to improve systems and their take their responsibilities to whistleblowers seriously both in and outside of Europe - a WIN Spotlight is forthcoming.

Read more on developments in France and Denmark in WIN’s piece “A new wave of whistleblowing laws in Europe” which again features Xnet’s proposal formally registered in Spain last year.

You will find this information on the EU Whistleblowing Monitor Roundup and Resources pages.