Laura Codruta Kovesi
Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar tells AGERPRES in a recent interview that the "noise" around the judiciary in Romania must not impress anyone in the justice system, as it is necessary to secure "uncompromised" institutions and a firm rule of law at European level.
The message conveyed by European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans during his visit to Bucharest this week were "extremely encouraging", and the trip of the EU official had been scheduled a long time before, Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodor Melescanu on Friday evening told private broadcaster Digi24.
First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans, considers that policing the magistrates in Romania should be done by the judiciary itself.
Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Liviu Dragnea was surprised that he should give any explanations regarding the removal from office of the chief prosecutor of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) at a meeting with First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans on Thursday, arguing that the Romanian Parliament has no reason to give explanations.
President Klaus Iohannis stated on Wednesday that he is expecting a series of documents so as to make a decision in the case of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA)'s Chief Prosecutor, underscoring that "we are farther and farther away for a removal."
The negative opinion given by the prosecutors' Section with the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) on the Justice minister's proposal to remove from office the Chief Prosecutor of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) confirms the point of view constantly expressed by the leadership of the Prosecutor's office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice
Former head of Romania's Intelligence Service (SRI) George Maior confirmed in a testimony on Tuesday before Parliament's SRI Oversight Committee the parties that took place at the SRI headquarters of Romania's National Day, the SRI Day, birthdays, including Victor Ponta, Liviu Dragnea, Laura Codruta Kovesi, Livia Stanciu, says committee chairman Claudiu Manda.
The Prosecution Section of the Supreme Council of Magistracy (CSM) issued a negative opinion on Tuesday in respect to Justice Minister Tudorel Toader's proposal to remove from office prosecutor-in-chief of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi, vice-chairman of the CSM Prosecutor Codrut Olaru announced.
Justice Minister Tudorel Toader said Tuesday that the speech given by the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) Chief Prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi at a meeting of the Supreme Council of Magistrates (CSM) the same day that considered his request for her removal from office may be persuasive if given to newbies.
National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) Chief Prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi told a meeting on Tuesday of the Supreme Council of Magistrates (CSM) that she did not know how Minister of Justice Tudorel Toader measured the extent to which Romania's image was seriously affected by interviews she gave abroad.