19th May 2023
On 16 December 2019, the Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Protection of Persons Who Report Breaches of Union Law (also referred to as the “Whistleblowing Directive”) (the “Directive”) entered into force. The aim of the Directive is to ensure minimum standards of protection for whistleblowers across the European Union. EU Member States were required to transpose the Directive into national law until 17 December 2021. National laws must meet the minimum requirements of the Directive, but it is up to the national legislator to create more stringent regulations at national level and to extend the scope of application.
While most national transposition acts are largely consistent with the Directive, there are some variations in each jurisdiction with some legislators having gone beyond the minimum requirements. In this Guide, produced by DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH, senior associates Alexandros Efstathiou and Chrysanthi Epifaniou outline the Cypriot legislative framework.