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Labour Minister Mariana Campeanu said Saturday evening that she was never invited, questioned or summoned by the DNA, in any quality. “If they (the DNA) summoned me, I would go anytime. I have nothing to hide. I never asked anything, or received anything,” the official said on Antena 3. Campeanu added that the employees of the Labour Ministry whose name was evoked in the context of an investigation by the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), including her chief of cabinet, made no statement before prosecutors and were only informed about the case. Also referring to the DNA probe, the minister said that it pertains to a contest held by the Labour Ministry, probably following a complaint filed by a participant. In the same context, Campeanu said that she informed all the employees of the ministry that she will never ask them to do something illegal. Later, during the same TV show, Campeanu commented the attacks like those based on the DNA probe saying that their real target is probably the president of PNL, Crin Antonescu, not her.
On Thursday, DNA spokeswoman Livia Saplacan told Mediafax that Minister of Labour Mariana Campeanu is not directly targeted by any criminal probe launched by the DNA. She added that no DNA file targets Minister Campeanu. The PNL spokesman (the party whose member Campeanu is), Mihai Voicu said for Mediafax that the Liberals are “extremely convinced” that the Labour Minister is involved “in no situation of this kind.”