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 2022.
As of 01 August, it has been 8 months since the 17 December 2021 deadline for all Member States to have fully transposed Directive 2019/1937.
15 countries are still listed as delayed - 1 Member State is still listed as not started (Hungary).
No country can be yet considered fully transposed.
In January 2022, the EU Commission announced its intention to pursue infringement proceedings, sending letters of formal notice to 24 Member States. In July, it announced it would be proceeding to the next step in 15 Member States. Those Member states have two months to respond satisfactorily, otherwise, referrals may be made to the European Court of Justice.
• Ireland: Adopts new whistleblowing law
• Germany: Cabinet approves draft whistleblower protection Bill
• Austria: Civil society concerned new law will not properly protect whistleblowers
• Romania: More voices join civil society’s serious concerns for new whistleblowing law
11 Member States have now adopted Transposition Laws:
Transposition Bills have been issued in a further 10 countries:
All these and more can be found on the Monitor Resources and Roundup pages.