Since December 2020, the draft law on the implementation of the EU Directive 2019/1937 – the protection of individuals who have reported infringements of EU law of 23 October 2019 (the ‘EU Whistleblower Directive’) – has been discussed by the ruling parties. In the draft Act on the Protection of Whistleblowers bill, abbreviated to the ‘Whistleblower Protection Act’, the requirements of the EU Whistleblower Directive are implemented and expanded.
National law not only protects individuals who report violations of EU law, but also those who report violations of domestic law such as criminal law or administrative offences. The circle of obligated people has not been expanded. The obliged parties from the private and public sectors named in the EU Whistleblower Directive are required to implement a whistleblowing system that meets the requirements of the EU Whistleblower Directive.