The executive body of the Council of the European Union has voted yesterday in favor of Romanian prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi’s candidacy for the position of chief prosecutor of EU’s Public Prosecutor’s Office.
Mrs Kovesi has received 17 out of 22 votes.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office will act as a European Prosecutor Office, beginning with January 1-st next year.
Laura Codruţa Kovesi has been the former head of Romania’s Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), until PSD (Social Democratic Party of Romania) and his allies (ALDE party and UDMR, the party of Hungarian Minority) dismissed her due to „bad management”.
Romanian prime minister Viorica Dăncila has stated several times that her government will not support Mrs Kovesi’s candidacy.
Mrs Kovesi is well known in Romania and abroad as a fierce enemy of corruption and a fighter against corrupt politicians.