The Polish Competition Authority launches a pilot programme for whistle-blowers

Polish competition authority launches a pilot program for the whistle-blowers* Let me get this straight from the beginning. I am not a big fan of the trend among the competition authorities to introduce whistleblowing programs. For me this seems to be rather a sign of weakness and not of strength. If other available tools (and especially the leniency program) worked well there would probably be no need to extend the toolbox. Whether the whistleblowing programs can offer significant advantages and result in increased enforcement is another question. I would, however, personally assume those who really “know things” will rather use the leniency program and will use it only if there is a significant risk of detection. And this brings us back to square one – you need to detect a sufficient

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Aleksander Stawicki, The Polish Competition Authority launches a pilot programme for whistle-blowers, 10 April 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2017, Art. N° 83838

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