National Anti-corruption Directorate

USR's Barna on possibility of facing a DNA investigation: If they call me, I don't see any problem

USR (Save Romania Union) leader Dan Barna on Monday stated, regarding the possibility that the journalistic investigation focusing his career so far will also trigger a DNA (National Anti-corruption Directorate) investigation against him, he said he had no problem with the fact that verifications have already started and that he will, of course, go to the hearings, if he is called.

Dancila denies Barna's accusations that Antifraud Department is acting on PSD's political command

Social Democratic Party (PSD) Chair, outgoing Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, denied on Friday the claims of Save Romania Union (USR) leader and presidential contestant Dan Barna that the current investigation conducted against him by the Anti-Fraud Department (DLAF) is politically motivated. "I cannot even respond to such a claim.

PM-designate Orban presents several ministries not to be included in new Gov't

Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban on Wednesday evening presented several ministries that would not exist in the new Executive, including the Energy Ministry and the Ministry for Romanians Abroad. "Energy is also economy and tourism is economy, too. Waters, forestry, environment are somehow an area.

Laura Codruta Kovesi: It is very important for Justice to continue to resist, to do its job in professional manner

Former head of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi Thursday talked about the assault on the justice system, carried out not only through comments in the public space, but also through repeated attempts to change the legislation and stressed the importance for Justice to continue to resist and do its job in a professional way.

Ambassador Maior calls hearings in case related to indicted politician's visit to US pleasant discussion with prosecutors

Romania's ambassador to the US George Maior said on Tuesday that he was being heard at the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) as a witness in a case related to indicted politician Liviu Dragnea's visit to the US, adding that he had a "very pleasant" discussion with prosecutors.

France's Macron tells President Iohannis he will support Kovesi for European Chief Prosecutor's office

President Klaus Iohannis on Friday had a phone conversation with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, during which the latter told him France will support ex-DNA (National Anti-Corruption Directorate) Prosecutor-in-Chief Laura Codruta Kovesi's candidacy for the office of Chief Prosecutor of the European Public Prosecutor's Office, informs the Presidential Administration in a release.

Iohannis: PSD and ALDE obstruct Justice to shield around Calin Popescu-Tariceanu

President Klaus Iohannis considers that the vote given on Monday in the Senate on the request for approval of the prosecution in the case of the Senate president is an act of "crass defiance" of the Romanians who cast their vote at the referendum, pointing out that "PSD [the Social Democratic Party, major at rule] and ALDE [the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats, minor at rule] continue to obst

UPDATE Senate's Judiciary Committee proposes authorising criminal prosecution of Senate Chairman Tariceanu

The Senate's Judiciary Committee decided on Wednesday to send a report to the Standing Bureau for the approval of the commencement of criminal prosecution in the case of Senate Chairman Calin Popescu-Tariceanu. The proposal will be put up for a plenary vote, according to the committee's chairman, Robert Cazanciuc.

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