EU Whistleblowing Monitor – November 2022 Roundup

December 12, 2022
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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 November 2022.  

As of 01 October, it has been 11 months since the 17 December 2021 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 infringement proceedings against 26 states.  

Only 10 Member States have adopted Transposition Laws:

Transposition Bills have been issued in a further 13 countries:

  November Updates 
  • Slovakia: Draft whistleblowing law approved by Government
  • CzechiaWhistleblowing Bill approved by Government
  • Bulgaria: Parliament approves draft whistleblowing Bill & NGO calls for urgent changes
  • Ireland: New whistleblowing guidance published
New Resources:
The Government in Ireland published new interim statutory guidance on whistleblowing to complement the new reforms of the whistleblower law.
NGO Repubblika have published a new Report ‘Protecting Whistleblowers in Malta’ assessing Maltese new law utilizing a WIN compliance standard being developed to provide assessment criteria for both EU Directive and international best practice principles for whistleblowing legislation.
A new European Whistleblowing Institute (EWI) has been established to become a hub of expertise on European whistleblowing with focus areas on education, research, and policy advice. Several articles have been published on their new blog.

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