The European Commission adopted a package of measures, including a draft directive, to protect whistleblowers reporting breaches of EU law. The proposed new directive will set minimum standards guaranteeing protection for whistleblowers who report breaches of a wide range of EU laws, including those relating to financial services, environmental protection, consumer protection, product and transport safety, data protection and privacy, as well as competition law and corporate tax (including VAT) rules. The directive would require Member States to establish safe channels for reporting both within an organisation and to public authorities. It would protect whistleblowers against dismissal, demotion and other forms of retaliation and require national authorities to inform citizens and provide training for public authorities on how to deal with whistleblowers.