Referring to the appointment of Adina Florea as anti-corruption chief prosecutor, President Klaus Iohannis has said on Thursday that he won’t allow Romania to take steps backwards against anti-corruption fight, while asking for a check on the legality of the Justice minister’s proposal, considering the CSM’s negative opinion on Florea.
Three days ago, Justice Minister, Tudorel Toader, sent to President Klaus Iohannis, on Monday, the proposal to appoint Adina Florea as chief prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) despite the CSM’s negative opinion.
„Romania cannot take steps backwards against the anti-corruption fight and I will not accept that. For this, DNA needs an independent person at its helm. It is not possible Romanian takes steps backwards when it had registered positive steps. We have a negative opinion from CSM that should make us think. Until then, I asked the legal department to check on the legality of this proposal,” the head of state said in Brussels.
He added: „I don’t know the person and I don’t think I have to know her. I will study the documents and we’ll talk more about that back home”.