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June 28, 2022

Letter containing Severin immunity lifting decision lost its way between institutions

The National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) yesterday stated the European Parliament is yet to inform the DNA over the legislative body’s decision to strip Adrian Severing of his parliamentary immunity.

“So far, the European Parliament has not notified the National Anti-Corruption Department of its decision to lift Adrian Severin’s legislative immunity, nor it conveyed whether it agrees with the IT data of the European Parliament being searched, or whether a measure was reached aimed at preserving evidence, information absolutely necessary to building the penal case against Euro Parliamentarian Adrian Severin,” reads a DNA release, adding that “as a result of the contradictory information circulated in the public domain on the carrying out of an investigation on Adrian Severin, a member of the European Parliament, with the most recent emerging in the context of an interview granted by OLAF General Director Giovanni Kessler.

The European Parliament replied the letter was issued July 5 informing Romanian authorities on the lifting of Adrian Severin’s immunity. Mediafax quoted EP officials as saying the letter arrived at the Representation of Romania to the EU, “and its reaching the DNA is but a matter of time”.

The European Parliament decided June 23 to lift Adrian Severin’s legislative immunity and entrusted the President of the European Parliament with the task of immediately conveying this decision to relevant authorities and Severin too.

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