On 14 November (2017) WhistleblowerProtection.EU, a platform which Eurocadres initiated in October 2016, met with Tiina Astola – Director General of DG JUST. The signatures of the petition and a list of the organisations participating in the platform were handed over.
Protecting whistleblowers helps to encourage a culture of transparency and accountability for public and private institutions. As professionals and managers are those who are most likely to come in contact with information which needs to be disclosed, they are fighting in the first line.
The own-initiative report on the legitimate measures to protect whistleblowers acting in the public interest by Virginie Rozière was voted through in the European Parliament today by 399 votes for and 101 against. This is a strong political message that Europe needs whistleblower protection.
The report picks out those countries that have some sort of whistleblower protection in place – and the findings are remarkable. The report highlights that corruption costs approximately 120 billion euros per year in the EU! Of that sum, 5.3 billion is related to corruption in public procurement.
Show your support for whistleblower protection. Take a few minutes to respond to the public consultation of the European Commission.
On the afternoon of Wednesday 15 March the verdict from the LuxLeaks trial, following the appeal, was released. Once again a good deed was punished. The verdict is a strong signal that EU needs a strong whistleblower protection. We
An own-initiative report by MEP Dennis de Jong (GUE/NGL) on the role of whistleblowers in the protection of EU’s financial interests was voted through with a clear majority in the European Parliament.
Eurocadres is in favour of a directive on whistleblower protection. To fight corruption and other unlawful acts there should be a safe way to report wrongdoings.
On new years eve the consultation of the European Commission on the European pillar of Social rights ends. Eurocadres has signed up on the campaign headed by ETUC to put Social Rights First! Sign your support for a social Europe on www.socialrightsfirst.eu.
The LuxLeaks case is one of the freshest examples that EU-wide whistleblower protection is needed.
A new report from Transparency International, shows the need for whistleblower protection. Fear and lack of acceptance prevent people from reporting, yet standing up and speaking out are seen as the best ways to fight corruption.
We call on the European Commission to urgently take action on bringing forward proposals on EU-wide legislation on whistleblower protection with a broad scope of groups and areas of activities protected.
Eurocadres is organising a press conference in Brussels 17 October to launch a statement calling for EU-wide whistleblower protection. Together with trade unions, academics, NGOs, political groups we are calling for action by the European Commission.
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