Laura Codruta Kovesi

Romanian Corruption Fighter Denies Having Political Plan B

"I haven't had any contact with anyone (politicians) and I don't intend to leave the legal profession," the 46-year-old said.

"The only candidacy I am interested in is that of European chief public prosecutor."

Government attacks

A Romanian woman holds a portrait of Laura Codruta Kovesi in downtown Bucharest, Romania, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE/ROBERT GHEMENT

Student Irina Novac granted 'The International Women of Courage Award 2019' from US Embassy in Bucharest

Student Irina Novac was granted 'The International Women of Courage Award 2019' from the US Embassy in Bucharest on Tuesday. US Ambassador in Bucharest Hans Klemm handed Irina Novac and the other women nominated for this award a distinction at a ceremony.

Senate President Tariceanu: European officials' statements fall under the campaign for elections to the EP

Senate President Calin Popescu-Tariceanu stated on Wednesday evening, when referring to the statements of some European officials on the justice issue, that they fall under the electoral campaign for the elections to the European Parliament and they cannot provide any concrete evidence regarding what the government has done wrong.

Former chief anti-graft prosecutor on bid to European Prosecutor's Office: We'll see influence of events on negotiations

Former Romania's chief anti-graft prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi on Monday morning reported to Bucharest Police Precinct 18 to sign for court supervision in a court case in which she is accused of abuse of office, bribe taking and false testimony related to the repatriation of controversial former chief investor Nicolae Popa.

Protest in University Square against gov't and supporting former DNA head Kovesi

Some hundred persons protested on Saturday evening in the University Square against the ruling coalition and in support of former National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) chief Laura Codruta Kovesi. Most protesters were on the sidewalk and in the park in front of the National Theatre.

Former DNA head Kovesi: Amendments to criminal codes to help some people escape criminal liability

Former National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) head Laura Codruta Kovesi said on Thursday that the amendments to the Criminal Codes will seriously affect the possibilities of investigating corruption, underlining that these changes will "help some people to escape from the consequences of criminal liability." "These are changes that will seriously affect the possibilities of investigating cor

Court exonerates former chief anti-graft prosecutor Kovesi of disciplinary offence

A five-judge panel of the Supreme Court of Justice on Monday denied an appeal filed by the Judicial Inspection, ruling that former head of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi did not commit a disciplinary offence when appointing her adviser, judge Dana Titian, to carry out an inspection at the DNA offices in Suceava and Iasi. The court's decision is final.

Tariceanu: Those with important role in Justice must respect Constitution

Bucharest, Mar 9 /Agerpres/ - Those with an important role in Justice must respect the Constitution, said, on Saturday, the chairman of the Senate, Calin Popescu Tariceanu, when asked to comment on the positive appreciations of the President of the European Parliament regarding Laura Codruta Kovesi.

Former anti-graft prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi, prosecuted over criminal group formation

Prosecutors with the Judiciary Crime Investigation Section have ordered that the prosecution of the former Chief Prosecutor of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA), Laura Codruta Kovesi, be further carried out, for having committed offenses related to the establishment of an organised criminal group in its way of coordination (...) and complicity in the unfair repression in the form o