Updates from Brussels
Timeline of whistleblower protection in the EU
Oct 23rd 2017: Whistleblower directive
Oct 16 2017: Panama Papers
May 2017: Public consultation
Commission launches a public consultation on whistleblower protection to collect opinions on the issue from stakeholders & citizens; Response is overwhelming.
Feb 14 2017:
July 2016: Whistleblower Directive
July 2016: LuxLeaks
June 2016: LuxLeaks
High media coverage & high public interest: sympathy for the whistleblowers
Pressure on EU institutions & Member States for a better legal system.
May 2016: Whistleblower directive
May 2016: Trade Secrets Directive
Controversial in EParliament because of implications for whistleblowers
April 2016: Panama Papers
European Parliament sets up the PANA committee for inquiry.
Oct 2015: Snowden Leaks
June 2015: LuxLeaks
November 2014: LuxLeaks
European Parliament: Juncker appears in Parliament for extraordinary debate on fight against tax avoidance, LuxLeaks inspires initiatives for greater tax harmonisation in Europe. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20141112IPR78502/meps-call-for-tax-harmonisation-and-transparency-in-lux-leaks-debate