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EU-agreement on the protection of whistleblowers

whistleblowers from government agencies and companies of the EU will be far better protected. Representatives of the EU States and the European Parliament agree

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EU-agreement on the protection of whistleblowers

whistleblowers from government agencies and companies of the EU will be far better protected. Representatives of the EU States and the European Parliament agreed on minimum standards for the protection of whistleblowers.

In the struggle for the future protection of whistle-blowers in companies or government agencies have been agreed between the negotiators of the EU States and the European Parliament in the night on a compromise. The negotiator of the Parliament, Virginie Rozière informed, via Twitter.

The agreement provides for EU-wide minimum standards for the protection of the Whistleblower. The whistleblower can choose according to Rozières information in the future, a flexible choice between different possible reporting channels. Further Details of the agreement are to be presented this morning at a press conference.

a Long dispute over reporting channels

in light of several scandals, such as the Facebook data leak-or the "the Panama Papers," which were only made by a Whistleblower to the public, presented by the EU Commission in April 2018 and a proposal for uniform protection of whistleblowers. Until then, according to the Brussels public authorities only to the ten EU rules States that the Whistleblower fully protect.

Parliament and EU States have long argued about whether the whistleblower must in the first rule of a reporting office in your own company. The Parliament had demanded more freedom of choice and continued with this attitude.

Two years for implementation in the States

Edward Snowden is one of the most well-known Whistleblower.

The EU member States and the Parliament must approve the agreement, from the night of the formal. Then, the countries have around two years time, the new rules into national law.

When whistle-blowing is about Revealing and sharing of grievances or criminal activities by insiders, as employees with privileged access to information.

such As the EU, whistle-blower wants to 23.04.2018 Atlas |France |Strasbourg

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