Laura Codruta Kovesi
Romania's Constitutional Court noted on Wednesday that there is a conflict between powers in the case of the rejection of the removal from office of Chief Prosecutor of Romania's National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi.
Chief Prosecutor of Romania's National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi is scheduled to deliver a speech in New York on Wednesday at a high-level debate to be organised by the United Nations General Assembly.
President Klaus Iohnnis on Wednesday said that in Romania "there are voices very easily blaming Brussels for almost anything," showing that this is "the easiest discourse" from those who are disturbed by the European standards of authentic democracy.
Romania's Anti-Discrimination Council on Wednesday fined the country's centre-right President, Klaus Iohannis, for calling politicians investigated for corruption "criminals" in a speech defending anti-graft institutions and prosecutors.
"The term 'criminal' that the President used in his speech exceeds the limits of free speech," a press release issued by the council stated.
A study conducted Europewide shows that 68 percent of Romanians perceive corruption as a phenomenon that affects their daily lives, Chief Prosecutor of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi told a debate on Tuesday on corruption in Romania's public healthcare system.
Romania's President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday that he will not approve a set of justice bills passed by the Social Democrat-led parliament last week because they threaten the rule of law.
Iohannis said that he would send the bills to Romania's Constitutional Court and will also notify the Council of Europe's Venice Commission.
Justice Minister Tudorel Toader announced that the notification after President Klaus Iohannis's refusal to dismiss chief anti-graft prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi, will get to the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) on Monday.
French ambassador to Romania Michele Ramis said on Friday in Constanta that French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian's meeting at the embassy's Bucharest premises with Chief Prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi had not been kept under the cloak of secrecy.
President Klaus Iohannis announced on Monday that he does not remove from office Laura Codruta Kovesi as Chief Prosecutor of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA).