While in Brussels to attend the NATO summit, President Klaus Iohannis made the first statements regarding the revocation of the National Anti-corruption Directorate’s head Laura Codruta Kovesi, after on Monday it was the President’s spokesperson who announced the revocation.
“I think you remember: I observe the rule of law, the Constitution and I don’t say these things just as a slogan or of convenience. I am a supporter of the enforcement of the rule of law. The Romanian way must be the way of a consolidated democracy. Therefore, it’s obvious that the first man in the state must be the first to observe the rule of law and the decisions of the Constitutional Court, and, as a result, I enforced the decision. Not observing the Constitution has never been an option for me.
I want to clarify one thing. If there is anyone who is happy the anti-corruption will slow down, no way! The anti-corruption fight must go on. DNA is a institution of experts, it must and it will go ahead with full force. This step I have taken on Monday (editor note: to revoke Kovesi) has not changed my opinion about DNA and about Mrs. Kovesi. They did a good job and they are very well trained. I have always supported the DNA activity. And I will further support it from now on, maybe even more,” Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday.