Klaus Iohannis to dismiss Laura Codruta Kovesi

Ioana Erdei 09/07/2018 | 10:06

The decisions of the Constitutional Court must be obeyed if we want to follow the rule of law, Klaus Iohannis said today through his spokesperson Madalina Dobrovolschi, announcing the dismissal of the DNA head Laura Codruta Kovesi, after the Constitutional Court made the recommendation over a month ago.

On May 30, six out of the nine judges at the Romanian Constitutional Court ruled that the president must remove Laura Codruta Kovesi from office following the recommendations of the Justice minister Tudorel Toader, as “the president does not have the constitutional competence to raise opportunity arguments on the removal proposal made legally by the Justice Minister.”

The Court’s decision sparked numerous protests and criticism from activists and legal experts, who claimed that the judges are interpreting the Constitution so as to favour political leaders who are against Kovesi’s presence as head prosecutor of the anti-corruption agency.

In February, the Justice minister had published an assessment report regarding the activity of the DNA in the past year, where he suggested that Kovesi’s management style “can endanger” the institution she has been leading since 2013.

Laura Codruta Kovesi is expected to make a press statement at 12 pm today.

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