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December 8, 2021

JusMin Pruna submits to CSM proposal to reinvest Kovesi as DNA Chief Prosecutor

Justice Minister Raluca Pruna sent to the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) the proposal to reinvest current Chief Prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi (photo) after the end of her current term.

CSM spokeswoman Dana Pantazi confirmed on Thursday for Agerpres that the minister’s proposal for reinvesting Kovesi was received and registered on February 29.

The CSM’s prosecutors section is to establish a schedule to approve the proposal submitted by Minister Pruna.


Iohannis on reinvesting Laura Codruta Kovesi as DNA Chief Prosecutor: DNA results speak for themselves


 President Klaus Iohannis stated Thursday that he was informed about the launch of procedures for the reinvestment of current National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) Chief Prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi at the helm of the institution after the end of her current term.

“Obviously, I was informed about this initiative and I already spoke publicly twice. I believe DNA results speak for themselves,” Iohannis said, in a press conference at the Cotroceni Palace, when asked whether he will sign the reinvestment act of Laura Codruta Kovesi as DNA Chief Prosecutor.


Anticorruption head Kovesi: Constitutional Court decision on wiretaps to have consequences


The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) chief-prosecutor, Laura Codruta Kovesi said on Thursday that there will be ‘certain consequences’ following the publication by the Constitutional Court of the motivation of its decision on wiretaps, reminding that within the Directorate there is a technical service with attributions in enforcing such permits.

“It is possible that following the motivation of this decision we would be compelled to grow the number of the persons working with this technical service and at the same time to strengthen the service, because we have encountered situations when we have collaborated with other institutions to enforce these permits,” said Kovesi, after presenting the activity Report of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT).

She specified that she won’t comment the CCR decision since she hasn’t seen the motivation. Kovesi added that after seeing it, the impact this decision will have upon the DNA activity will be calculated, too.

On 16 February, the CCR plenum admitted the exception of unconstitutionality of the dispositions of the Criminal Procedure Code providing that the technical surveillance decided by the prosecutor could be completed not only “by the criminal body or the specialized workers with the Police,” but also by “other specialized state bodies.”








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