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Protecting EU whistleblowers

A race against time

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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

9:00 – 9:10
Opening
Julia Reda MEP, Greens/EFA Group

9:10 – 9:30
Keynote speech
The Whistleblower Protection Directive: A clear example of the Added Value of the EU 
Zeta Georgiadou, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, DG JUSTICE AND CONSUMERS Unit C2 – Fundamental rights policy

9:30 – 10:00
Presentation of the European Parliament’s Position

  • MEP Virginie Rozière, S&D Group
  • MEP Pascal Durand, Greens/EFA Group

Questions & Answers
 

10:00 – 10:30
State of Play in the Council of the EU

  • Anamaria Stoia, JHA counsellor, Permanent representation of Romania to the European Union
  • Carmen Necula, FREMP Vice-President, Permanent representation of Romania to the European Union

Questions & Answers
 

10:30 – 10:45
Coffee break


10:45 – 11:45
Romania’s key role in securing EU whistleblower protection
Moderator: MEP Benedek Jávor, Greens/EFA
Participants:

  • Radu Nicolae, Anticorruption expert, Syene Centre for Education
  • Attila Biro, Journalist, Executive Director of RISE Project Romania (Members of OCCRP)
  • Victor Alistar, Transparency International Romania

Questions & Answers
 

11:45 – 12:25
Perspectives from the National Level
Chair: MEP Virginie Rozière, S&D Group

Permanent Representations:

  • Finland - Ms Päivi Pietarinen
  • France  - Ms Pauline Dubarry
  • Italy - Mr. Gianluca Forlani
  • The Netherlands - Mr Sander Hulshof 
  • Spain - Mr. Joaquín Silguero

Questions & Answers
 

12:25 - 12:30
Concluding remarks
MEP Pascal Durand, Greens/EFA Group

 

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Responsible MEPs

Pascal Durand
Pascal Durand
Vice-President
Benedek Jávor
Benedek Jávor
Member
Felix Reda
Felix Reda
Vice-President

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