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Laura Codruta Köves : Bucharest is shaking from the EU state lawyer from Romania

for A month, the European Union is under the presidency of Romania and the scandal is there. Exactly where it was to be expected, because it comes to corruption and bribery.

Brussels has awarded the top position in a new Institution, the European public Prosecutor's office. You should determine as of the end of 2020, in criminal offences to the detriment of the EU, i.e. in cases of corruption, money laundering, fraud with EU funds and cross-border tax fraud. The favourite for the post of a Romanian woman: Laura Codruta with this.

Powerful opponents

A candidate with more experience would be hard to find. In your home, in the corruption and bribery so widespread as in other EU-member country, the 45-Year-old over many years, first attorney General and then head of the national Anti-corruption authority, the DNA. However, as the EU, the government in Bucharest announced earlier this week, officially, with this have the best chances to be European Prosecutor, responded the Minister of justice Tudorel Toader, almost in a panic. He will do everything in his Power, he declared, applied, to prevent with this.

The reaction is not surprising. The Minister had fired the unpopular corruption hunter last summer. It had become the obstacle for the alleged most important project of the social Democrats-led government in Bucharest: the reform Of the judiciary, which has in the view of your critics, the Dekriminalisierung of corruption to the main goal, and against the opposition of President Klaus iohannis is to be implemented.

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with this, had quietly and without made a strong presence in their work to the Public. A survey during their term of office showed that two thirds of Romanians trust in the work of the DNA in the Parliament as opposed to only eleven percent. Against dozens of mayor and judge, charges were prepared, and about 90 percent of them subsequently convicted. But with this went on the attack on senior politicians. Also, the former Premier Victor Ponta and the most powerful man in Rumäniena, the social democratic party leader, Liviu Dragnea, were targeted. The cost with this office.

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Minister of justice Toader denies this connection. He wants his EU-colleagues in the Council, the Minister of justice, in which he leads as Chairman. now a Report with his allegations. The range of the "authoritarian leadership style" to "illegal collusion with the secret service".

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