MEPs to call for EU-wide protection for whistle-blowers without delay
An “effective and comprehensive European whistle-blower protection programme” to protect the EU’s financial interests should be proposed “immediately” by the EU Commission, MEPs urge in a draft resolution to be debated on Monday and voted on Tuesday.
This programme should include whistle-blower protection mechanisms for companies, public bodies and non-profit organisations, says the draft text. MEPs also advocate setting up an independent EU body, with offices in EU member states, to help internal and external whistle-blowers to use “the right channels to disclose their information on possible irregularities” affecting the EU’s financial interests.
Procedure: own-initiative procedure
Debate: Monday, 13 February
Vote: Tuesday, 14 February