The Luxembourg Cour de Cassation has today overturned the verdict against Luxleaks whistleblower Antoine Deltour. His case will now go to appeal. Please see below a reaction from Greens/EFA transparency spokesperson Benedek Jávor:
“We are delighted that the court has overturned the verdict against Antoine Deltour. His brave action, and that of Raphael Halet who sadly lost his appeal today, was vital in bringing this tax scandal to public attention. No one should face prosecution for whistleblowing. We need horizontal protection at EU level to make sure that future whistleblowers, who are serving a vital public interest, don’t face the same ordeal.
"The Greens/EFA group will offer our full support to Antoine Deltour and Raphael Halet as they continue to fight for justice."