EU-wide protection for whistle-blowers
Whistle-blowers acting in the public interest deserve proper protection and support, say MEPs, who will call for new rules on Tuesday.
MEPs say that whistle-blower protection in the EU is patchy and inadequate in many EU countries. In a draft resolution to be debated on Monday and voted on on Tuesday, MEPs call on the EU Commission to propose rules before the end of this year to provide EU-wide protection.
All EU countries should introduce clearer reporting mechanisms and protective measures against retaliation, and provide support such as legal and financial aid.
MEPs also call for an EU authority to facilitate coordination in cross-border cases.
Procedure: non-legislative resolution
Debate: Monday, 23 October
Vote: Tuesday, 24 October
Press conference: Tuesday, 24 October at 17:00 with the rapporteur