Kovesi will succeed only if media freedom is kept alive

By |september 27th, 2019|anti-corruption, Bulgaria, EPPO, EU chief prosecutor, Laura Codruta Kovesi, News, press freedom, World Press Freedom index|

Laura Codruta Kovesi, Romania's former chief anti-corruption prosecutor, is expected to be approved as the new head of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. Iveta Cherneva argues that the lack of media freedom in countries like Bulgaria will make it exceptionally difficult for Kovesi to uncover crimes involving EU funding.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Kovesi will succeed only if media freedom is kept alive

Parliament wins its battle: Kövesi to become first EU Public Prosecutor

By |september 25th, 2019|EPPO, EU chief prosecutor, European Parliament, Laura Codruta Kovesi, News, Romania, Viorica Dancila|

Negotiators from the European Parliament and EU member states agreed on Tuesday (24 September) to appoint Laura Codruţa Kövesi, the MEPs’ preferred candidate, as the first head of the newly-created EU Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Parliament wins its battle: Kövesi to become first EU Public Prosecutor

MEPs push to give EU prosecutor job to Kövesi on 27 March

By |marec 22nd, 2019|EPPO, EU chief prosecutor, European Parliament, Laura Codruta Kovesi, Liviu Dragnea, News, Romania, Tudorel Toader|

Bucharest appears to be deliberately delaying the nomination of the EU's first-ever prosecutor general, fearing the Romanian candidate, Laura Codruta Kövesi, is well positioned to get the job, reports Dan Alexe, a blogger at EUelectionsRomania.com.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za MEPs push to give EU prosecutor job to Kövesi on 27 March

Romania summons Kövesi in court in attempt to thwart her designation

By |marec 1st, 2019|corruption, DNA, EPPO, EU chief prosecutor, Laura Codruta Kovesi, News, Romania, Romanian Presidency|

Romanian magistrate Laura Codruța Kövesi, a hot favourite to become the EU's first-ever top prosecutor, is due to appear in court in Bucharest next week over allegations of corruption, media reports said Thursday (28 February).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Romania summons Kövesi in court in attempt to thwart her designation

Kovesi tells MEPs: I know you received negative information about me

By |februar 27th, 2019|Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, corruption, CVM, EPPO, European Parliament, european public prosecutor, Frans Timmermans, Laura Codruta Kovesi, News, Romania, rule of law, socialists, Věra Jourová|

Laura Codruţa Kövesi, the former chief of Romania’s anti-corruption agency (DNA) who is one of the three shortlisted candidates to become the EU's first-ever chief prosecutor, emerged as the favourite after a hearing in the European Parliament on Tuesday (26 February).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Kovesi tells MEPs: I know you received negative information about me

Parliament to audition the three candidates for EU chief prosecutor

By |februar 26th, 2019|EPPO, European Parliament, european public prosecutor, Laura Codruta Kovesi, News, PSD, Romania, rule of law|

MEPs from the relevant European Parliament Committees will audition on Tuesday (26 February) the three candidates for the position of the first-ever chief prosecutor of the European Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Parliament to audition the three candidates for EU chief prosecutor

Romania’s Kovesi in pole position for European Chief Prosecutor

By |februar 6th, 2019|corruption, DNA, EPPO, European Prosecutor, Laura Codruta Kovesi, News, PSD, Romania, Tudorel Toader, USR|

Laura Codruţa Kövesi, the former chief prosecutor of Romania’s anti-corruption agency (DNA), is ranked first among three candidates shortlisted for the position of the first-ever chief prosecutor of the European Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Romania’s Kovesi in pole position for European Chief Prosecutor

A European FBI? Not quite

By |oktober 30th, 2017|EPPO, EU fraud, EU funds, FBI, Hungary, investigations, News, Poland, Rule fof law, transparency, VAT fraud|

The European Commission's proposal for an independent body to investigate fraudulent use of EU funds and VAT crimes is long overdue. While not as fully-fledged as an EU version of the FBI, all member states should sign up to it - especially those who h...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za A European FBI? Not quite

Commission offers softer rules to Hungary, Poland to sweeten EU prosecutor deal

By |oktober 6th, 2017|EPPO, EU budget, European Parliament, european public prosecutor, News, VAT fraud, Věra Jourová|

EU Commissioner of Justice Věra Jourová said on Friday (6 October) that she is ready to simplify rules controlling cohesion expenditure if Poland and Hungary join the new European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Commission offers softer rules to Hungary, Poland to sweeten EU prosecutor deal

EU targets terror financing with VAT fraud crackdown

By |junij 12th, 2017|EPPO, european public prosecutor, fraud, Germany, News, terrorism, VAT fraud|

To gain the cooperation of reluctant countries such as Germany in its anti-fraud efforts, the EU executive is highlighting the link between VAT fraud and terrorism. EURACTIV France reports.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU targets terror financing with VAT fraud crackdown