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 February 2023.
It has been over one year and two months since the deadline for all Member States to have fully transposed Directive 2019/1937.
Seven countries are still listed as delayed and no country can be yet considered fully transposed.
The EU Commission initiated infringement proceedings with a formal letter of notice sent to 26 Member States in January 2022 and reasoned opinions sent to 15 Member States in July, and four in September 2022. As 8 replies were considered unsatisfactory, referrals to the Court of Justice of the European Union were made on the 15 February 2023.
19 Member States have now adopted Transposition Laws:
Transposition Bills have been issued in a further 8 countries:
- New laws adopted in Austria, Slovenia and Spain, and in Italy (in March)
- In Hungary, a proposal has been submitted to Parliament
- The EU Commission makes CJEU referral for transposition failure in Czechia, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, and Spain
- Emergency Amendments proposed in Romania, linked to EU funding threat (in March)
All these and more can be found on the Monitor Resources and Roundup pages.