Whistleblowers to get EU-wide protection when reporting crimes

Whistleblowers will win European Union-wide protection for the first time under rules agreed by member nations and lawmakers on Tuesday which will provide legal guarantees to those who expose corruption, tax evasion and other crimes. The reform introduces common procedures at EU level, revising an approach to whistleblower protection which has left the matter in the hands of 28 national authorities across the bloc.

That has resulted in widely varying approaches, with no laws at all in some member states. Under the deal, whistleblowers.

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