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 October 2022.
As of 01 October, it has been 10 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 11 countries:
- Ireland: New legislation soon in force (on 01 January 2023)
- Bulgaria: Draft whistleblowing law presented to parliament
- France: New whistleblowing regulations adopted
- Slovakia: New campaign marks Whistleblower Protection Office anniversary
- Belgium: Whistleblowing Bill (for private sector) progresses
- Ireland: New interim Statutory Guidance Published (9 November 2022)
Transparency International have published a new tool
for public and private organisations to implement internal whistleblowing systems.
All these and more can be found on the Monitor Resources and Roundup pages.