Valencia, April 26, 2023.- The Síndic major of the Sindicatura de Comptes de la Comunitat Valenciana, Vicent Cucarella Tormo, and the director of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Joan Llinares, have signed an addendum modifying the collaboration protocol that both entities signed in April 2020.
With this modification, a new section is incorporated with the aim of collaborating in the fulfillment of the new Law 2/2023 on the protection of whistleblowers, better known as the Whistleblowing law.
Among the actions that will be implemented is that the Sindicatura de Comptes will facilitate the Agency’s complaints mailbox as an external communication channel and will implement its own internal information system within a maximum period of 3 months.
Likewise, the Agency will assist and advise the Sindicatura in the implementation of the necessary technology to connect with the Agency’s complaints mailbox; in the establishment of the internal information channel, and in the measures of support and protection for persons informing corruption.
The Catalan Ombudsman, Vicent Cucarella, has declared that “wehave signed today the incorporation of an addendum, related to compliance with the obligations of the new Law 2/2023 that regulates the protection of people who report infractions”.
“We must recognize that on this issue the Valencians are one step ahead of other autonomous communities, thanks to the fact that we have the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency,” added Cucarella.
For his part, the director of the Agency, Joan Llinares, has declared that “the collaboration between the Sindicatura and the Agency dates back to the approval by the Corts Valencianes of the Strategy for Prevention and Fight against Corruption in which the Law of Creation of the Agency is framed. This addendum reinforces the collaboration between both institutions and is extended to comply with the requirements of the new Law on the Protection of Persons Reporting Corruption.”
Declarations by the Síndic de Comptes
Declarations by the AVAF director