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

Council and Parliament lock horns over EU chief prosecutor choice

By |marec 28th, 2019|EPP, EU chief prosecutor, European elections 2019, European Parliament, Fidesz, Laura Codruta Kovesi, manfred weber, News, Romania, rule of law, socialists|

MEPs and EU government representatives failed to reach an agreement on the appointment of the bloc’s first chief prosecutor on Wednesday (27 March), following disagreements over the potential hiring of Romania’s former anti-corruption chief Laura Codruţa Kövesi. The talks were the second...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Council and Parliament lock horns over EU chief prosecutor choice

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

MEPs support Kövesi for chief EU prosecutor, defying member states

By |februar 27th, 2019|anti-corruption, EU chief prosecutor, Laura Codruta Kovesi, News, Romania, rule of law|

The European Parliament chose Romania's former anti-corruption chief Laura Codruţa Kövesi as its top pick for the EU’s first-ever chief prosecutor on Wednesday (27 February), setting itself on a collision course with the member states, which had opted for Kövesi's French rival.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za MEPs support Kövesi for chief EU prosecutor, defying member states