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Sanctions: whistleblower tool to facilitate reporting of possible violations

Mar 4, 2022 | News

(04 March 2022) – The European Commission has today rolled out a whistleblower tool to facilitate the reporting of possible sanctions violations.

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This is a secure online platform, which whistleblowers from around the world can use to anonymously report past, current, or planned EU sanctions violations.

The European Commission, which manages the whistleblower tool, is committed to protecting the identity of whistleblowers who take personal risks to report sanctions violations.

The EU has more than 40 sanctions regimes in place and their effectiveness relies on their proper implementation and enforcement, including in thwarting circumvention and evasion of sanctions.

If the Commission considers that the whistleblower information it received is credible, it will share the anonymised report and any additional information gathered during the internal inquiry into the case with the national competent authorities in the relevant Member State(s).

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