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Romania to stop the antikorruptionskämpe from the top job in the EU

In several years, the Romanian ruling party, the PSD, tried to make life easier for korruptionsanklagade politicians. It has been about amnesties and legalization of the abuse of power that is about sums of under the equivalent of sek 400,000.

In fact – say the opposition – is to whitewash the Liviu Dragnea, PSD leader designated as the country's absolute leader. He has two korruptionsdomar on it which means he can not sit in the government.

As the head of the antikorruptionsbyrån DNA led Laura Codruta Kövesi for several years, the fight against bribery and cheating in the political elite in Romania.

Europe's probably most successful antikorruptionskämpe, and her track record is impressive: Several thousand politicians and officials were charged, including hundreds of mayors and several members of parliament. As well as a former and a sitting prime minister – namely, the right Liviu Dragnea. The majority of the accused belonged to the PSD.

Read more: Corruption a matter of life and death in Romania

DN interviewed Codruta Kövesi during the big the rallies against the PSD government in February 2017. She was the protesters ' hero, but subjected all the time to scorn and threats from the loyalist media.

"I'm van, I have been compared to Stalin and Hitler sooner," she said then.

" We must continue our efforts whether we receive praise or criticism. Feelings belong to leisure time, there is nothing that will affect the job.

, accused by the minister of justice for, among other things, ”excessively authoritarian behavior”. And Romania, which is now presiding the EUROPEAN union, continues to push the issue of easing korruptionsanklagade politicians and officials.

at the same time is Codruta Kövesis trust integrity in Brussels. She is among three candidates for the chief prosecutor of the European public prosecutor's office, a new powerful EU agency, established with registered office in Luxembourg.

She has already received the support of several prominent members of the EUROPEAN parliament, and Romania can not veto if she would get the job.

– the same man who gave Corduta Kövesi fired – is upset.

" I don't think the selection board is aware of the abuse of power of Laura Codruta Kövesi has committed, he said Monday in Brussels. The minister promises to inform their colleagues from other member states, so that the appointment be stopped.

But the other romanians do not agree with. Cristian Preda, an independent member of the EU parliament, explains that he intends to vote on Codruta Kövesi:

" If the ruling party is opposed to this, it is a confirmation of the regime's criminal nature, he writes on Facebook.

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