The chief-prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), Laura Codruta Kovesi said on Thursday night that there wasn’t any pressure on her on behalf of any politician, because she doesn’t speak to them and believes that there is no politician in Romania who would dare to call her and ask her about the criminal cases.
She delivered this statement after being granted the GDS (Social Dialogue Group, an NGO) Award on 2014, Agerpres reports.
During the GDS debate focused on ‘Fight against corruption versus the Country of prosecutors’, Kovesi was asked if there were any pressuring on her or the DNA from the political milieu.
‘There is a lot of outside pressure. But, as regards the politicians I could say that there is no pressuring, because I don’t speak to them. Very rare are the situations when I talk to a politician. Besides the beginning of the year, when certain people who have political positions in the state and are invited to attend the DNA annual Report, due to the common law and the positions they fill, we have no other discussions but those in the legal framework,’ Kovesi said.
‘I don’t believe to be any politician in Romania who would dare to call me and tell me why I’m on a certain case, given that I have stated when a Prosecutor General and also when I took over the DNA chief, that when someone would call to pressure me or my institution, I’ll make it public. So far, this didn’t happen,’ added Kovesi.