Senator Daniel Zamfir: Anticorruption fight not resting with one person

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Senator Daniel Zamfir, fresh member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) following his resignation from the National Liberal Party (PNL), stated on Monday, for RFI, that the anticorruption fight does not rest with a single person, referring to a New York Times article according to which the anticorruption fight is in danger in Romania.

Daniel Zamfir wonders whether “is there talk by any chance about the latest acquittals too? Does the New York Times know, for example, that around 540 dossiers, if I’m not mistaken, have remained unaddressed? I believe the information that has reached the journalists there are far too few for them to be able to draw such a conclusion.”

He commented on a New York Times article according to which the anticorruption fight is in danger in Romania after the order to have DNA Chief Prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi dismissed from office.

The Senator states that “the anticorruption fight does not rest with one person. The anticorruption fight rests with an institution. Institutions can be led by persons who may make mistakes – bigger, smaller, mistakes that may cost them. Consequently, the anticorruption fight must continue in Romania as a just anticorruption fight.”

DNA Chief Prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi had a first reaction for ‘The New York Times’ after the Constitutional Court of Romania’s decision, which established that the President must issue a decree dismissing her from office, stating that the pressures on the institution she leads have amplified because of the convictions.