European Union
EU Directive on Whistleblowing
16 Dec 2019 - Present

In 2019 the European Union adopted a far-reaching Directive on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law.

The ‘EU Directive on Whistleblowing’ entered into force on the 16th of December 2019 and each of the 27 EU Member States have until the 17th of December 2021 to transpose its provisions into their national legal and institutional systems.

The EU Whistleblowing Meter was created by the Whistleblowing International Network to track the progress of transposition across all 27 Member States.

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Denmark - Transposition of the EU Directive on Whistleblowing

In progress

It has been reported that in Denmark the government has in communications to it’s political parties, demonstrated an intention to expand the scope, including to reports of sexual harassment in the workplace.

A draft Bill to implement the Directive on Whistleblowing is expected to be sent for public consultation in the next few weeks and then tabled to be discussed in March 2021 during the current parliamentary session. This would mean the public consultation will likely only be open for a few weeks.

In progress

The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed the transposition progress in Denmark. The Ministry of Justice will meet with stakeholders in Autumn 2020 and expect to have an implementation proposal ready in Spring 2021.

Published: Aug 2020
Not started

In the autumn of 2019, a number of stakeholders from the employment sectors participated in a meeting in the Danish Ministry of Justice concerning the implementation of the directive. On 17 June 2020, the Danish National Organisation of Municipalities informed WIN that they have not heard more about the implementation process since the meeting in autumn 2019. There have been taken no centrally organised steps concerning implementation with regard to the municipal sector. A few municipalities in Denmark already have a whistleblower mechanism of their own and some are considering putting one in place.

Published: Jun 2020
Not started
Started tracking on: 16-Dec-2019
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