On Thursday, President Klaus Iohannis signed the decrees appointing Gabriela Scutea as Prosecutor General of the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ or Supreme Court, ed. n.), Crin-Nicu Bologa as prosecutor-in-chief of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) and Elena-Giorgiana Hosu as chief prosecutor of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT), all appointments for a period of three years.
“Chief prosecutors, very good. CSM’s opinion “partly rather superficial”
While attending the Special meeting of the European Council in Brussels, where discussions will focus on the Multiannual Financial Framework of the European Union for 2021-2027, President Klaus Iohannis considers that the prosecutors he appointed on Thursday in leadership positions are “very good”, the competition was “very well organized, very transparent, very fair”, and the opinion of the Superior Council of Magistrates (CSM) in this respect was “partly rather superficial”.
“Given that I had, on the one hand, the minister’s proposals, which I found very well elaborated, very well substantiated and, on the other hand, the opinion of the CSM, which seemed to me partly rather superficial, I deemed the proposals made by Mr. Minister Predoiu correct and I have appointed the three candidates to office,” the head of state said in Brussels on Thursday.