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Romania – Whistleblower Protection

Romania – Whistleblower Protection

Romania’s “Law on the Protection of Public Officials Complaining about Violations of the Law” covers most employees in the public sector. It allows employees to report a wide range of crimes and be protected from retaliation. Though the law is widely considered to be strong on paper, the number of reported cases is relatively low, suggesting weak implementation. There are no specific protections for employees in the private sector.
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In 2004 Romania became the first country in continental Europe to enact a designated whistleblower protection law. The measure was introduced as part of national efforts to tackle corruption within the public administration. While the law only covers employees in the public sector, it has been considered one of the most broadly written whistleblower protection laws in the EU. However, many experts have criticized the law’s implementation, pointing out that retaliation protection remains weak in practice and whistleblower cases are not adequately tracked. Efforts to improve enforcement of the law have not yielded measurable results. […]
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In 2004 Romania became the first country in continental Europe to enact a designated whistleblower protection law. The measure was introduced as part of national efforts to tackle corruption within the public administration. While the law only covers employees in the public sector, it has been considered one of the most broadly written whistleblower protection laws in the EU. However, many experts have criticized the law’s implementation, pointing out that retaliation protection remains weak in practice and whistleblower cases are not adequately tracked. Efforts to improve enforcement of the law have not yielded measurable results. […]
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