Laura Codruţa Kövesi

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.

The EU Council Endorsed Kövesi's Candidacy For Prosecutor General

Laura Codruța Kövesi  is approved as Attorney General of the European Union by the Permanent Representatives Committee of the EU Council. She was the only candidate for the post. Prior to that, she led Romania's anti-corruption prosecution.

Speaking to the BNR, Finnish presidency spokesman Marko Ruonala said:

Opposition reacts to positive notice of COREPER for Kovesi's candidacy for European head prosecutor

Laura Codruta Kovesi convinced through 'proven integrity and competence' in leading the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) and the Public Ministry, said on Thursday Dacian Ciolos, leader of the Renew Group in the European Parliament, after the former head of the DNA was given a positive notice in the Council from the ambassadors of the EU member states for the position of European head p

EU Council Backs Romania’s Kovesi for Chief Prosecutor Job

The Committee of Permanent Representatives in the EU, COREPER, has voted in favour of Laura Codruta Kovesi as its preferred candidate for the new position of Chief EU Prosecutor, clearing the path for the European Parliament to confirm Romania's former chief anti-graft prosecutor in the post. The parliament has repeatedly expressed support for her.

Nistor's mandate as DNA interim chief prosecutor extended by another six months

The Prosecutors' Section of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) extended on Tuesday by another six months Calin Nistor's mandate as interim chief prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA). The decision was announced by Justice Minister Ana Birchall, at the end of the meeting.

Bulgarian PM Borisov will Support Kovesi as EU Chief Prosecutor

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will support the candidacy of Romanian Laura Kovesi for the post of European Chief Prosecutor, bTV announced, citing the government press service. In the first vote on her candidacy, the Bulgarian ambassador to the EU was against, but now there is obviously a reversal of moods in Sofia due to the change of rule in Brussels.

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.

Orban: PNL intensifies lobbying for resuming procedure to designate EU Chief Prosecutor

The National Liberal party (PNL) MEPs will intensify the lobbying for resuming the procedure of appointing the EU Chief Prosecutor, given that the odds of the Romanian candidate to this position - Laura Codruta Kovesi - have improved, the Liberals' leader, Ludovic Orban, said on Monday.

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."

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

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