The sad and deeply moving stories of whistle-blowers, and the suffering they and their families experienced, could fill entire libraries. And yet member states refuse to legislate. Is it because they fear the administrative burden? Or because they would have to divert money not allocated for this purpose from other departments or because they would have to deal with the inevitable fallout after reports are published? Or is it the lobby of private and powerful companies who want to continue to solve their problems their way? Many questions that preoccupy the government of the member states concerned. And what will the European Commission do if the member states cannot bring themselves to pass a law to this effect?