European Ombudsman Sets Whistleblowing Rules

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Friday, March 6, 2015
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
31
Issue: 
3
Abstract: 
On March 2, 2015, The European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, called on EU institutions to adopt whistleblowing rules. She has found that seven out of the nine EU institutions questioned by her office have yet to comply with a January 2014 obligation to introduce internal whistleblowing rules. While an inter-institutional committee is examining a common approach, she urges the committee to complete its work as quickly as possible.