The European Commission is proposing a new law to strengthen whistleblower protection across the EU.
“The proposal contains good elements with a broad scope of applicability. Employees in EFFAT’s sectors have reported wrongdoing in issues of public interest such as the safety of food, animal feed, health and welfare. It is about time that individuals feel free to report suspected breaches of EU rules and are protected by law across Europe”, said EFFAT General Secretary Harald Wiedenhofer.
EFFAT is part of the whistleblower protection platform lead by EUROCADRES, together with other trade unions and NGOs, who are advocating for a EU-wide protection of whistleblowers. EFFAT will follow the developments of this proposal before the European Parliament and help to further improve its content.