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 May 2023.
It has been over one year and five months since the deadline for all Member States to have fully transposed Directive 2019/1937
countries are still listed as delayed.
No country can be yet considered fully transposed
- the EU Commission started and progressed infringement proceedings
against most Member States and made referrals
to the European Court of Justice for transposition failure.
Member States have now adopted Transposition Laws:
- Greece : 'Προστασία προσώπων που αναφέρουν παραβιάσεις ενωσιακού δικαίου - Ενσωμάτωση της Οδηγίας (ΕΕ) 2019/1937 του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου και του Συμβουλίου της 23ης Οκτωβρίου 2019 (L 305) και λοιπές επείγουσες ρυθμίσεις' was adopted on 15 November 2022.
- Germany : ‘Gesetz für einen besseren Schutz hinweisgebender Personen sowie zur Umsetzung der Richtlinie zum Schutz von Personen, die Verstöße gegen das Unionsrecht melden (Hinweisgeberschutzgesetzesetz)’ was adopted on 9 May 2023.
- Hungary : Proposal Nr. 3089 , was adopted on 26 May 2023. ***NEW***
- Ireland : ‘Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2022’ was adopted on 21 July 2022 and entered into force on 01 January 2023
- Latvia : ‘Trauksmes celšanas likums’ was adopted on 20 January 2022 and was due to enter into force on 16 February 2022.
- Lithuania : ‘Pranešėjų Apsaugos Įstatymas’ was adopted on 16 December 2021 and was due to enter into force on 15 February 2021.
- Luxembourg: Loi du 16 mai 2023 portant transposition de la directive (UE) 2019/1937 du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 23 octobre 2019 sur la protection des personnes qui signalent des violations du droit de l’Union. - Legilux (public.lu) was adopted on 16 May 2023 and enters into force on 21 May 2023. ***NEW***
- Malta : ‘ATT sabiex jemenda l-Att dwar il-Protezzjoni ta’ Informatur, Kap. 527’ passed the third reading on 14 December 2021.
- Portugal : ‘Proposta de Lei n.º 91/XIV and others’ were adopted 26 November 2021, published 20 December 2021 and enters into force 6 months later.
- Sweden : ‘Lagen om skydd för personer som rapporterar om missförhållanden’ was adopted 29 September 2021 and entered into force on 17 December 2021.
- The Netherlands: ‘Wijziging van de Wet Huis voor klokkenluiders en enige andere wetten’ was adopted 24 January 2023.
- Bulgaria : ‘закон за защита на лицата, подаващи сигнали или публично оповестяващи информация за нарушения’ was published in State Gazette on 02 February 2023 and will enter into force on 2 May 2023.
- Austria : HinweisgeberInnenschutzgesetz – HSchG was adopted on 23 February 2023.
- Slovenia : Zakon O Zaščiti Prijaviteljev was adopted on 2 February and entered into force on 22 February 2022.
- Spain : Ley 2/2023, de 20 de febrero, reguladora de la protección de las personas que informen sobre infracciones normativas y de lucha contra la corrupción was adopted on 20 February 2023 and enterers into force after 20 days.
- Italy : Decreto Legislativo 10 March 2023 , n. 24. Was approved on the 9 March, was published in the official Gazette on the 15 of March and will enter into force from July 17th 2023.
- Romania : Propunere legislativă privind modificarea art.6 alin.(2) din Legea nr.361/2022 privind protecţia avertizorilor în interes public was approved on 14 March 2023, and amended and published in the Official Gazette on 28 March 2023.
have been issued in a further 3 countries:
All these and more can be found on the Monitor Resources and Roundup pages.