New report shows scanty results for Albania’s whistleblower law

Two years after it was passed with high expectations, Albania's whistleblower protection law has gotten off to an uneven start, a new government report shows.

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Poland finally warms to whistleblowing by weighing legal rights and protections

With the emergence of two proposed whistleblower laws in rapid succession, a debate on protecting whistleblowers suddenly is simmering in Poland – for the first time ever.

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How the media in Albania (mis)understands whistleblowing

Albania’s new Law on Whistleblowing is an essential feature in the entire scope of efforts to fight corruption. The process of drafting the law, officially announced by the Ministry of Justice and National Anti-Corruption Coordinator in May 2014, was supported by the Dutch Embassy with the assistance of international legal

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Failing grade: Campaigners fight to stop suspicious school taxes in Moldova

Anti-corruption activists in Moldova are campaigning to stop the illegal collection of “informal” taxes in the education system – even setting up their own whistleblower hotline.

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Easier said than done: Albania struggles to set up whistleblower systems

Albania was praised for passing a strong whistleblower protection law in 2016. Making it actually work for employees and citizens, however, it proving to be tougher than expected.

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Fake Clues: ‘Whistleblowing’ EU Judge Abandons Corruption Claims

Three months after his blaze-of-glory resignation, former EU judge Malcolm Simmons has given investigators no evidence to support his vague charges of misconduct at EULEX.

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Hit and Run: Disgraced Former Kosovo ‘Judge’ Disappears after Alleging EU Corruption

Malcolm Simmons, formerly the top international judge in Kosovo, has manipulated the international media to create a false narrative around his sudden departure from EULEX.

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On the Spot: Kosovo Investigative Journalists Honored for Rights Coverage

At a journalism awards ceremony held in Prishtina on 15 December, Dafina Halili of Kosovo 2.0 won first prize for her coverage of a deadly measles outbreak in Kosovo.

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A Moment of Truth: After Four Years in the EU, Croatia Finally May Protect Whistleblowers

After years of debate and false-starts, Croatia finally has set a goal to pass its first whistleblower protection law by the end of 2018.

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Split Decisions: Bosnian Whistleblowers Remain at Risk Despite Legal Advances

On 15 June 2017, the Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina strengthened rights for employees who report crime and corruption.

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