Romania’s Justice Ministry starts new selection for anticorruption directorate head

Romania’s Justice Ministry will start a new selection process to find a new chief prosecutor for the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA).

Justice minister Tudorel Toader rejected on Friday, July 27, all the four candidates who participated in the first selection process, three of whom were department heads within the DNA.

The new selection process will start on August 6 and take a month, with the interviews scheduled to take place at the beginning of September and the result to be presented on September 6, Mediafax reported.

The chief DNA prosecutor jobs has been vacant since 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.

Romanian justice minister rejects all candidates for head of anticorruption department

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