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CSM rejects request for recognition of appropriate professional status of former DNA chief Kovesi for Prosecutor’s Office

The Prosecutor’s Section of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) has rejected on Tuesday the request submitted by former Chief Prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), Laura Codruţa Kovesi, to recognize the appropriate professional status for the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ – Supreme Court), realitatea.net reports.

Former DNA chief prosecutor, Laura Codruta Kovesi, has been delegated by Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar to the Public Ministry, where she has responsibilities in implementing the National Anticorruption Strategy for 2016-2020.

Laura Codruta Kovesi was revoked as DNA chief prosecutor on July 3, by a decree signed by President Klaus Iohannis, after a decision made by the Constitutional Court of Romania on the procedures of dismissal called by Justice Minister Tudorel Toader.

Kovesi then declared that the revocation decree “leaves a big question mark” – if there is a discretionary subordination of the chief prosecutors to the Minister of Justice. “I do not comment on the CCR decision, but the reasoning suggests that prosecutors could be subordinated to the Justice Minister in the future,” Kovesi said at the time.

Laura Codruta Kovesi was DNA’s chief prosecutor for more than five years

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