Opinion Statement PAC 4/2018 on the EU Whistleblowers Protection

CFE Tax Advisers Europe has issued an Opinion Statement on the European Commission proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of persons reporting on breaches of EU law.

This statement sets out CFE’s support for the proposals that seek to establish horizontal rules for protection of whistleblowers, as well as their important societal role in advancing public policy interests, specifically in reporting tax fraud, corruption, abusive and illegal practices.

The Opinion Statement also seeks to highlight certain aspects of the proposal in relation to taxation that in our view merit further technical refinement, in particular the broad wording of Article 1(1)d.

We invite you to read the Opinion Statement and remain available for any questions or comments that you may have.