Virginie Rozière

Lux Leaks, Panama Papers spur EU to better protect whistleblowers – International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)

Welcoming the vote, the French Member of European Parliament (MEP) responsible for sponsoring the legislation, Virginie Roziere, said it was a recognition of the vulnerability of whistleblowers and reporters in many member states.

“Recent scandals such as Lux Leaks, Panama Papers and Football Leaks have helped to shine a light on the great precariousness that whistleblowers suffer today,” Rozière said in a statement.

“On the eve of European elections, Parliament has come together to send a strong signal that it has heard the concerns of its citizens, and pushed for robust rules guaranteeing their safety and that of those persons who choose to speak out.”