Although he got an impressive number of votes at the MEP elections, exceeding even the number of votes of some parties “with expectations” and although he got more favorable rulings in courts, independent MEP Mircea Diaconu is still under the radar of the National Integrity Agency ANI.
According to sources quoted by Mediafax, ANI sent a complaint to the European Parliament at the Commission for validating the candidacies in which they warn about the incompatibility of the Romanian MEP, ruled in Romania by the High Court of Cassation and Justice. Besides, ANI attacked at the Court of Appeal Bucharest the quality of member in the European Parliament of Mircea Diaconu. ANI’s action was registered at the 8th section of the Court of Appeal Bucharest on June 11, long time after the official confirmation of the MEP mandate of Diaconu.
The High Court of Cassation and Justice issued on June 19, 2012 a final and irrevocable rule maintaining the evaluation report through which ANI attacked the state of incompatibility of former senator Mircea Diaconu as legal and proper. Diaconu submitted on March 26 at the Central Election Bureau the candidacy file and the lists of supporters to join the MEP elections as independent candidate after resigning from PNL. ANI sent to BEC on March 26 information according to which Mircea Diaconu does not meet the legal conditions of validation for his candidacy for the European Parliament. BEC rejected the candidacy of Diaconu who made an appeal at Bucharest Tribunal against the rule of the Central Election Bureau. Bucharest Tribunal admitted on April 5 Mircea Diaconu’s complaint on his independent candidacy at the MEP elections. The rule was attacked at Bucharest Court of Appeal which on April 9 maintained the rule of the tribunal as it became final. Thus, Mircea Diaconu could run in May to the MEP elections and won a mandate.