Romania’s Ministry of Justice has announced that six candidates got in the competition for the position of chief prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate.

The candidates are Paula-Nicoleta Tanase – prosecutor at the Prosecutor’s Office of the Galati Court of Appeal, military prosecutor Nicolae Lupulescu, former deputy general prosecutor of Romania Gabriela Scutea, DNA Constanta prosecutor Andrei Bodean, Adina Florea – prosecutor at the Prosecutor’s Office of Constanta Court, currently delegated at the Prosecutor’s Office of the Constanta Court of Appeal and Sorin Armeanu, first prosecutor at the Prosecutor’s Office of Vaslui Court.

The Ministry said that that it will announced on August 29 the list of candidates eligible to get in the next selection stage, comprising interviews with the minister of justice, Tudorel Toader. This will take place in the September 3-5 period. The results of the selection will be announced on September 6.

The government organized a second selection procedure for DNA’s leadership after the minister of justice rejected the four candidates from the first session.

The DNA will have a new head following the dismissal of Laura Codruta Kovesi, who managed Romania’s main anti-corruption institution since 2013. Kovesi was fired by president Klaus Iohannis following a ruling of the Constitutional Court. The constitutional judges were notified by the Toader, who presented an assessment report of Kovesi’s results. The minister asked for her resignation.


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