To support effective implementation of the EU's Whistleblower Protection Directive, we have prepared this analysis, which provides recommendations aimed at closing loopholes and…
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This report is an overall assessment of the adequacy of whistleblower protection laws of 27 member countries of the European Union (EU). It also looks at a range of political, social and other factors that promote or discourage whistleblowing in the workplace, and that enable or inhibit the enactment of whistleblower laws in EU countries. It identifies general and specific issues in need of improvement – both in terms of strengthening whistleblower protection for employees and for enhancing the acceptance and appreciation of whistleblowing.This report is based on in-depth country-level studies conducted by researchers throughout Europe. The background material was used to develop the findings, conclusions and recommendations presented here, and it formed the basis for the individual profiles on each country.