Four prosecutors compete for running Romania’s anticorruption department

Four prosecutors submitted their resumes in the selection procedure for the position of chief prosecutor of Romania’s National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), reported.

Three of them are from within the department, namely the current deputy chief prosecutor Marius Iacob, Florentina Mirica, the head of DNA’s section for combating corruption in the justice system, and Elena Grecu, also a section head within the department. The fourth candidate, Cristian Lazar, works in the General Prosecutor’s Office, where he is deputy chief of the prosecution and criminology section.

All candidates submitted their applications on Monday, July 23, the last day of the selection period. The candidates who fulfill the requirements will be announced on Tuesday and will have interviews with justice minister Tudorel Toader between July 25 and July 27. The selection results will be announced on Monday, July 30, when the minister will send his proposal or proposals for this position to the Superior Magistracy Council (CSM) and then to president Klaus Iohannis, who will make the appointment.

The selection procedure for a new DNA head started on July 9, after president Klaus Iohannis signed the decree to dismiss former DNA chief prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi based on a request made by the justice minister in February and a Constitutional Court decision that gave the president no alternative but to revoke Kovesi.

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