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A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

Author(s): Ada POPESCU
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Editura Tehnopress
Keywords: whistleblower protection; public corruption; anti-corruption;

Summary/Abstract: Whistleblower protection is an important anti-corruption instrument. Countries around the world, including European Union member states, have dealt differently, if at all, with systems for protecting public employees who reveal information that leads to corruption investigations and prosecutions. Such systems work best when their legal framework is well articulated and consistently enforced. The success of public sector anti-corruption fight depends on whistleblower protection, especially in countries where public sector corruption is systemic and endemic such as it is in the Eastern EU members. This paper presents an overview of the main whistleblower protection issues in the European Union, including some of the current good practices.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 135-140
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English