Transposition of EU Directive on Whistleblowing

Germany - Transposition of the EU Directive on Whistleblowing

October 23, 2019
In progress
Oct 2020

Germany: Position paper published by NGOs Reporters Without Borders and Whistleblowerz-Netzwerk e.v.

Whistleblower Netzwerk e.v. October 23, 2020

A position paper has been jointly published by NGOs Reporters Without Borders and Whistleblowerz-Netzwerk e.v. to mark the anniversary of the EU Directive on whistleblowing entering into force on the 19 October 2019. The paper highlights the lack of progress of transposition in Germany to date. It calls for freedom of expression and freedom of the press to be a priority in the implementation of the Directive, making key recommendations concerning the scope of the new protections, which continues to be a matter of heated discussion between German policymakers.

Oct 2020

Germany: German Trade Union Confederation publishes report on implementation of the EU Directive on Whistleblowing

Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund October 10, 2020

An expert opinion commissioned by the German Trade Union Confederation, DGB, has been published recommending the Directive on Whistleblowing be implemented to create a comprehensive and coherent legal framework in Germany. The report, and its 53 Recommendations, can be read here .

Aug 2020

Germany: Civil society coalition publishes open letter calling for full transposition of EU Directive on Whistleblowing

Whistleblower Netzwerk e.v. August 05, 2020

A coalition of civil society organisations have published an open letter calling on the Federal Government to fully transpose the EU Directive on Whistleblowing into national law and warning of the risks of a 1:1 or verbatim transposition.

Apr 2020

Germany: Stakeholders against Whistleblower Protection

Whistleblower Netzwerk e.v. April 17, 2020

Germany's Whistleblower Netzwerk e.v. details the governing coalitions infighting between the SPD's Ministry of Justice and CDU's Ministry of Economics. The Ministry of Economics is attempting to block the efforts of the Ministry of Justice to create an expansive whistleblower protection law during the transposition of the EU Directive on Whistleblowing.