The European Parliament and EU Council have agreed a pathbreaking piece of legislation that will help protect whistleblowers around Europe. The political agreement was reached in tough negotiations on 12 March, and is the first time that the EU will have dedicated legislation in this area. The proposed legislation will give much greater protections for individuals who wish to come forward when they encounter corruption or illegality in the workplace and will provide both public and private sector employers with greater legal certainty around their rights and obligations. According to Nick Aiossa, Senior Policy Officer at Transparency International EU, whistleblowers in the EU have spent far too long facing unjust retaliation for speaking out, and the positive end of the institutions’ negotiations is a big accomplishment. Read more here.
Source: Transparency International EU