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January 27, 2023

Justice Minister Cazanciuc: Selection procedure for new head of DIICOT to be launched next week

Minister of Justice, Robert Cazanciuc, on Friday stated that a selection procedure will be initiated, next week, among the prosecutors, to identify the new chief of the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT).

Robert Cazanciuc claimed he had no one in particular in mind for becoming the new chief-prosecutor of the DIICOT, given that a selection must take place first, with equal chances existing for all prosecutors nationwide, provided that they meet the legal requirements, to get the job.

“I will definitely send an invitation to all prosecutors nationwide. There won’t be any new criteria, there will only going to be the criteria used by the CSM [the Supreme Council for Magistrates] in the process of evaluation of the leadership offices. The process is going to be transparent and very predictable. Whoever believes that he meets the standards of integrity, professionalism, definitely has a chance to occupy this top office. We are going to start the procedure next week,” said Cazanciuc, who attended the presentation of the activity report of the Bucharest Court of Appeal.

The office of head prosecutor of the DIICOT remained vacant after its holder, Alina Bica, was remanded into custody on November 22, on corruption charges.

Until the DIICOT will have a new head prosecutor, taking care of the duties of head prosecutor of this body under the subordination of the Public Ministry is Elena Georgiana Hosu, deputy head prosecutor, Agerpres reports.


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