Bulgarian Parliament passes the Whistleblowing Act

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The Bulgarian Parliament has passed an Act on protection of persons who report breaches or publicly disclose information on violations (the “Whistleblowing Act”, the “Act”), implementing Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law.

The Whistleblowing Act will become effective as of 4 May 2023 and aims to protect persons reporting breaches of Bulgarian law and / or EU law. It has a wider scope than the EU Whistleblowing Directive: the Whistleblowing Act extends protection under national law to include reporting on breaches in the areas of labour law and general criminal law. Read more

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