Justice minister says DNA is partially efficient, to release report this month
Justice Minister Tudorel Toader has stated that he would present in Parliament a full report based on the information sent by the Public Ministry this month. He pointed out that the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) is partially efficient, partially not, referring, among others, to acquittals.
Toader told TVR 1 public broadcaster that he should receive a report on the Public Ministry’s activity this month, a report that he will further present in Parliament. The Public Ministry has three structures- DNA, DIICOT and the local prosecutor’s offices. There are 2,650 prosecutors in Romania.
The JusMin reiterated that the revocation of the DNA head is under the head of state’s authority.
Asked to comment if the DNA’s activity has been efficient, minister Toader stated: “Partially, yes, partially not.”
“On the acquittals side, when prosecution is opened against someone and then nothing is done in one year, two or seven years, when there are convictions and we are compelled by ECHR to pay compensations (…) I said it before, and I repeat that good things don’t justify the bad ones,” Toader concluded.