EU Whistleblowing Monitor – September 2021 Roundup

October 15, 2021
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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 September 2021.

As of today, there are just 2 months and 2 days until the deadline for transposition of the EU Directive on Whistleblowing.

Transposition remains ‘in progress’ in at least 23 countries with 4 Member States still listed as ‘not started’ - Cyprus, Hungary, Luxembourg, and Malta.

Country Updates:

Consultation on a draft whistleblowing law has begun in Bulgaria.

In Romania, the consultation process on the draft Whistleblowing Law continues.

In Estonia, an important expert opinion on the proposed whistleblowing law has been published.

The Whistleblower Protection Office and reporting platform has been launched in Slovakia.

Recommendations for effective transposition of EU Directive on whistleblowing published in Belgium.


The Network of European Integrity and Whistleblowing Authorities (NEIWA) has now adopted a ‘final call’ declaration on 17 September 2021, recalling its most important messages on implementing an effective whistleblowing protection framework over the past few years.

The CEELI Institute has published it’s Speaking Up: Protecting Whistleblowers in Central and Eastern Europe. This report focuses specifically on efforts to introduce whistleblower protection legislation in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia, and offers practical recommendations to aid the implementation of the EU Directive in each of these jurisdictions.