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November 27, 2021

Kovesi to extend Morar’s DNA term of office

Romania’s Prosecutor General Codruta Kovesi is to extend by yet another six months Daniel Morar’s delegation as head of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA), given his term in office is due to expire on August 12, and Justice Minister Titus Corlatean made no nomination proposals. Mediafax quoted judicial sources as saying that, according to proceedings, Morar yesterday submitted his consent to stay on as DNA head until a successor is appointed, with the prosecutor general to decide an extension of his delegation, given the justice minister tendered no nomination proposals. On July 18, Codruta Kovesi said she would delegate Daniel Morar as DNA chief prosecutor, if “no other proposal emerges or no other person is named”. Justice Minister Titus Corlatean on July 19 said that the DNA chief prosecutor must be appointed during a calm period, of peace, times are “too hot” and any proposal now will cause a scandal, will be contested. Daniel Morar’s current delegation as DNA head is due to expire on August 12, ye, it can be extended, according to law. (A. C.)

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