Tomorrow, together with my group in the European Parliament, I will present a draft for a new EU directive on whistleblower protection. The draft directive, which has been launched coinciding with the trial of LuxLeaks whistleblower Antoine Deltour, aims to provide the basis and further impetus for a proposal to this end from the European Commission.
The protection of trade secrets may not take precedence over the protection of whistleblowers. People who reveal questionable business practices and tax evasion should not be criminalised but encouraged.
Without whistleblowers, the discussion of LuxLeaks and the Panama Papers would not have been possible. At the same time, corporations are using trade secrets to persecute and deter whistleblowers. This behaviour should not be backed by the European Union. That is why we are making a proposal to the Commission for an EU-wide whistleblower protection legislation.
- Open Letter to President Juncker
- Summary of the Directive
- Full Text of the Proposal
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Live on Wed 4 May 2016 from 09:30am: Presentation of the Directive
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