Bulgaria: Contradictory issue: stand-alone act vs amendments in the current framework
July 31, 2020
Currently there is an on-going discussion among the members of the working group on how the transposition should happen - with adoption of a separate dedicated law or through amendments to the existing relevant legislation. In both cases the provisions should regulate the reporting mechanisms, the rights of employees, the obligations of the competent authorities to process the received reports, the measures for protection and support of whistleblowers, including such in the course of judicial and administrative proceedings.
The working group finalised the first draft of the preliminary impact assessment of the current legislation. The analysis covers both the primary and the secondary legal acts.
Bulgaria: Despite the call of CSOs and the expert-level administration the government fails to involve broad range of stakeholders into the transposition process
June 12, 2020
Transparency International – Bulgaria have long been calling for a broad public discussion on and involvement of as many interested parties as possible in the process for transposition of the EU Whistleblowing Directive. The expert-level administration has accepted that position as evident from a preliminary analysis provided by the Ministry of Justice. However, there is no evidence that the recommendation has been taken into consideration at the political level. The employers’ associations, syndicates, branch business organisations as well as civil society organisations working on the protection of whistleblowers, continue being underrepresented in the working group.
Bulgaria: Bulgaria creates a working group to transpose the EU Whistleblowing Directive
January 16, 2020
The government’s Council for European Affairs took decision to create a Working group regarding the transposition of the Directive (EU) 2019/1937 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law. Transparency International – Bulgaria along with two other national NGOs working on transparency and anticorruption issues were invited to bring their expertise to the working group co-chaired by Deputy-minister of Justice and Deputy-minister of Labour and Social Policy.