EUROPEAN COSCIENCE - Protection for the brave
Anyone who has the guts to report crimes and illicit conduct must be protected by appropriate legislation. The European Parliament steps up.
- Friday, 28 April 2017
Last February, Antoine Deltour sat in a Paris bar on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis and said with a slight smile that he was sure that within a month, the Appeals Court in Luxembourg would find him guilty. And he was right. On 15 March, the judges of the Granduchy sentenced him to a six-month suspended jail term and a fine of 1,500 euros. Deltour’s former colleague from the tax consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCooper, Raphael Halet, who was jointly responsible for the Luxleaks news leak, was also sentenced to pay a €1000 fine.