In the EU whistleblowing Directive (EU) 2019/1937, it's stated that if the whistleblower is sued for defamation, legal assistance should be provided to him/her.

If we assume the legal actions have taken place in Germany, what is the corresponding organization for this legal assistance?

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    Good question. Germany has failed to implement the said directive – Infringement (2022) 0052: Letter of formal notice Article 258 TFEU – Article 260 (3) TFEU of January 27, 2022, “Failure to notify measures transposing and failure to transpose Directive (EU) 2019/1937 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law”. On December 16, 2022, the lower chamber of Germany, the Bundestag, gave the bill (Gesetz für einen besseren Schutz hinweisgebender Personen – Hinweisgeberschutzgesetz) its third and final reading. Now the upper chamber, the Bundesrat, has to approve it. Dec 30, 2022 at 11:06


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