A group of Greens/EFA MEPs launched EULeaks last week: an online platform that will allow whistleblowers to upload documents securely and anonymously.
Documents of public interest related to European Union decision-making regarding the incorrect implementation or non-implementation of European law are the main target of this initiative. Cases of corruption, wrongdoing, negligence, administrative irregularities, omissions, abuses of power, unfairness, incompetence, discrimination, unfounded privileges, avoidable delays and unjust refusals are just a few examples of the information that can be provided.
The documents received will be individually reviewed. Depending on the type of information, they will either be published or shared with experts, on a case by case basis. Personal data will be protected in line with current EU legislation and the public interest will always be prioritised.
The platform can be accessed via the Greens/EFA website: www.greens-efa.eu
The project was launched on the occasion of the first meeting of the Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA), coinciding with when the committee heard from the investigative journalists of the ICIJ who originally uncovered the Panama Papers.
Transparency, accountability and freedom of expression have always been at the core of Greens’ activity. EULeaks supports freedom of expression as enshrined in the EU Charter of Fundamental rights. It does not support any indirect or direct breach or violation of laws and regulations.