President Iohannis has rejected Adina Florea as chief prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA). The proposal had been made by Romania’s minister of justice, Tudorel Toader.
According to the Presidency, Iohannis rejected the proposal because “the legal requirements for Adina Florea to become chief prosecutor were not met”. He also rejected four other proposals sent by Tudorel Toader for the directorate of the Supreme Court and DIICOT.
The DNA will have a new head following the dismissal of Laura Codruta Kovesi, who had managed Romania’s main anti-corruption institution since 2013.
Kovesi was fired by president Klaus Iohannis following a ruling of the Constitutional Court. The constitutional judges were notified by Justice minister Toader, who presented an assessment report of Kovesi’s activity. The minister asked for her resignation based on his findings.