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July 3, 2022

PM Dancila: JusMin Toader to present report on DNA, to do correctly what a JusMin should do

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila mentioned on Monday that the Justice Minister is the one who must publicly present an assessment regarding the situation created following the disclosures which surfaced in the public space regarding the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) activity.

“The Minister must carry out an assessment, drawn up a report and come to the public and present this report, and I believe that we should let justice say its word,” PM Viorica Dancila stated upon leaving the workings of the 21st session of the general assembly of the Romania’s Villages Association, when asked what she had requested to Justice Minister Tudorel Toader regarding the DNA and its prosecutor-in-chief Laura Codruta Kovesi.

The PM brought to mind that, after the pieces of information on DNA appeared in the public space, she asked the Justice Minister to come back to the country.

“Here I want to clear some doubts and some allegations of the public space that I would have canceled the Minister’s meetings with Japan’s Justice Minister. No, Mr Minister met Japan’s Justice Minister, the President of the European Investment Bank, he had several visits to pay, he returned to the country. I have seen what surfaced in the public space and my only discussion referred to what has surfaced in the public space, the report that he should present and do in a correct manner what a Minister of Justice must actually do,” Dancila stated.

When asked why Tudorel Toader didn’t present last week the report regarding the DNA, the PM stated: “Those pieces of information had bearly surfaced in the public space.”

“He couldn’t have come from Japan without analysing, without seeing what happened, what is real of this report, what is the actual situation, I think it wasn’t a clear report, real and consistent. It took him a week to take all the information related to what appeared in the public space,” Dancila pointed out.

The PM pointed out that the decision in this regard is with the Justice Minister.

“Not even the Prime Minister should interfere in Justice,” she added.

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