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Bulgaria: Council of Ministers approves whistleblowing draft law

The Council of Ministers approved, on 28 September 2022, the draft Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers, as proposed by the Ministry of Justice to transpose the Directive on the Protection of Persons who Report Breaches of Union Law (Directive (EU) 2019/1937) ('the Whistleblowing Directive'). In particular, according to the Council, if enacted, the draft law would ensure effective protection of whistleblowers in public and private sectors, covering workers who disclose information about violations relating to Bulgarian legislation or acts of the EU. In addition to implementing the minimum standards provided by the Whistleblowing Directive, the draft law also establishes the Commission for Combating Corruption and Confiscation of Illegally Acquired Property ('KPCONPI') as the central body for external whistleblowing.

You can read the press release, only available in Bulgarian, here.