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 June 2021.
On the 21 June 2021 Denmarkadopted a new dedicated whistleblowing law to implement the Directive and is now the first and only country listed as ‘transposed’ on the Monitor.
Further assessment of the national framework is required to ascertain whether a country has properly interpreted and implemented the minimum standards required by the Directive. Member states are also required to send a report analysing their compatibility to officially complete transposition.
Transposition remains underway in at least 21 countries and 5 Member States still listed as ‘not started’ - Austria, Cyprus, Hungary, Luxembourg, and Malta.
15/07/21 – A draft proposal to transpose the Directive is expected in Slovenia following the appointment of a new minister of justice.
24/06/21 – Denmarkhas adopted new whistleblowing legislation. The Whistleblower Protection Act seeks to implement the Directive passed on 24 June 2021 is due to enter into force on the 17 December 2021.
22/06/21 – Draft whistleblowing protection proposals are under discussion and vote in Portugal.
14/06/21 – In the Czechia a public awareness campaign on whistleblowing has been launched as final parliamentary discussions on the draft law continue.
08/06/21 – A civil society coalition in France has formed to call for support on a petition for timely transposition of the Directive.
03/06/21 – In The Netherlands the draft Bill on whistleblower protection has now been submitted to Parliament.
The second ‘WhistlePro’ international online conference on Whistleblower Protection at Work in the Visegrad Group countries, France and Slovenia held by the University of Lodz took place on the 15 June 2020. Presentations were given by academics, public officials and civil society experts providing a comparative analysis of current national frameworks in France, Slovenia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia and the provisions of the Directive – see the programme here. A recording of the conference can be rewatched here.
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