NEIWA meets one week before the deadline for transposition of the EU Directive on the protection of persons who report infringements of EU law The Anti-Fraud Office of Catalonia has coordinated a working group regarding the direct effect that certain provisions of EU Directive 1937/2019 may deploy in the face of the foreseeable lack of transposition of the European Standard by the majority of EU member states as of December 17 this year EU Directive on the protection of persons who report infringements of EU law 10th December 2021. Yesterday and today a meeting of all the members of the Network of European Integrity and Whistleblowing Authorities (NEIWA) took place. The meeting has been organized in virtual format by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC), an oversight body for Irish police forces, and has been opened by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform of the Republic of Ireland, Michael McGrath, who has highlighted the importance of the work of the European Network and has announced the legislative reforms that are planned in the country to transpose the Directive, such as the creation of a centralized authority to receive complaints regarding irregularities that fall within the material scope of application of the Standard or support NGOs that work for the protection of whistleblowers. The members of the Network have updated the information related to the process of transposition of the Directive and the status of the different projects and legislative proposals to adapt to the precepts of the Directive. The Anti-Fraud Office of Catalonia has coordinated a working group within the NEIWA regarding the direct effect that certain provisions of EU Directive 1937/2019 may have in view of the foreseeable lack of transposition of the European Standard by the majority of states EU members from December 17 this year. In this sense, foreseeably only three EU countries will have transposed the Directive into their respective legal systems before the transposition deadline. Within the framework of the meeting, the future of the Network and the Dublin Declaration were also discussed, which will be made public next week, once the members of the Network have agreed on its content. The institutions that have met these days give continuity to the meetings in The Hague (May 2019), Paris (December 2019), Rome (June 2020), Brussels (December 2021), Utrecht (June 2021), September 2021, as well as in other sessions organized within the framework of the Network's work and in which the Anti-Fraud Office has participated.