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Implementing the EU Whistleblowers’ Directive:
a status report

The deadline for implementing the EU Whistleblowing Directive expired on 17 December 2021. The Directive introduces enhanced protection for whistleblowers and a duty to put in place a system for reporting and following up on reports of breaches of EU law for organisations with over 250 (and subsequently over 50) employees.

By now, member states should have made the changes necessary to implement its provisions into national law, but many have not. The map below shows the implementation status of the 27 EU member states, and what whistleblowing rules apply in EFTA states Norway and Switzerland.