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Romania: President signs draft whistleblowing legislation into law

The President of Romania promulgated, on 16 December 2022, Decree No. 1681/2022 for the Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers in the Public Interest ('the Decree'), which is now Law No. 361/2022 ('the Whistleblowing Law'), following its referral from the Chamber of Deputies to the President. In particular, the Whistleblowing Law constitutes a general framework for the protection of whistleblowers under public and private law, repeals the existing whistleblowing framework, and transposes the Directive on the Protection of Persons who Report Breaches of Union Law (Directive (EU) 2019/1937) ('the Whistleblowing Directive').

Furthermore, among its provisions, the Whistleblowing Law contains general principles, as well as obligations for reporting and follow-up, notably extending protection to anonymous whistleblowers.

You can read the Whistleblowing Law and track its progress here, only available in Romanian.

UPDATE (22 December 2022)

Whistleblowing decree published in Official Gazette

The Decree was published in Part I, No. 1218 of the Official Gazette on 19 December 2022.

You can read the Official Gazette, only available in Romanian, here.