EU Whistleblowing Meter – March 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 March 2022.
As of 01 April, it has been 15 weeks since the 17 December 2021 deadline for all Member States to have fully transposed Directive 2019/1937.
18 countries are now 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.
8 Member States have adopted Transposition Laws:
Transposition Bills have been issued in 11 countries
There is also an important civil society led template Law registered in Parliament in Spain available here.
- Serious concerns raised about new whistleblowing Bill in Spain
- Ministers in Belgium are currently working on draft transposition legislation
- The government has restarted the transposition progress in Czechia
- Civil society urges renewed inclusive transposition process in Italy
- Whistleblowing law reform expected soon in Slovakia
Read the minutes of the 6th meeting of the EU Commission Expert Group on transposition.
Xnet have published an analysis (here) on the new Spanish law Blueprint for Free Speech (here) have published analysis on the new draft law in Spain.
Transparency International Italia published an article on the delayed transposition of the EU Directive.
Epicentre.Works and Amnesty International released a statement following Julian Hessenthaler’s guilty verdict and what the means for whistleblower protection in Austria.
Lawyers and members of civil society are hosting a conference on the EU Directive in Belgium on 3 May 2022: The European Whistleblowing Directive in Belgium: (R)evolution?
All these and more can be found on the Monitor Resources and Roundup pages