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Protecting EU whistleblowers

January 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

A race against time

9:00 – 9:10
Julia Reda MEP, Greens/EFA Group

9:10 – 9:30
Keynote speech 
The Whistleblower Protection Directive: A clear example of the Added Value of the EU 
Vĕra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality (tbc)

9:30 – 10:00
Presentation of the European Parliament’s Position
Virginie Rozière MEP, S&D Group
Pascal Durand MEP, Greens/EFA Group
Questions & Answers

10:00 – 10:30
State of Play in the Council of the EU
Romanian Presidency – Ambassador Odobescu (tbc)
Questions & Answers

10:30 – 10:50
Coffee break

11:00 – 12:15
Romania’s key role in securing EU whistleblower protection
Moderator: Benedek Jávor, MEP, Greens/EFA

  • Stefania Duta, National Anticorruption Strategy Secretariat, Ministry of Justice (tbc)
  • Radu Nicolae, Anticorruption expert
  • Attila Biro, Journalist, Executive Director of RISE Project Romania (Members of OCCRP)
  • Victor Alistar, Transparency International Romania

12:15 – 12:55
Perspectives from the National Level
Permanent Representations of Spain (Mr. Joaquín Silguero), Italy (Mr. Gianluca Forlani), Germany (tbc), Finland (tbc), France (tbc), Ireland (tbc)

12:55 – 13:00
Concluding remarks
Pascal Durand MEP, Greens/EFA GroupGreens/EFA GroupGreens/EFA Group


January 9, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


European Parliament