The EU Council adopts a directive aimed at improving the protection of whistle-blowers in the European Union

On 7 October 2019, the European Council formally adopted a Directive aimed at improving protection of whistle-blowers in the EU (the "Directive"). The Directive will now be published in the Official Journal of the European Union ("OJEU") and will enter into force 20 days after publication. Member states will then have two years to transpose these rules into their national law. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - KEY TAKEAWAYS Member States have two years from the entry into force of this Directive to transpose these rules into their national laws. By 2021, companies with more than 250 employees will have to be compliant

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Donald Slater, Denis Waelbroeck, The EU Council adopts a directive aimed at improving the protection of whistle-blowers in the European Union, 7 October 2019, e-Competitions Privacy and antitrust, Art. N° 95782

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