Form Brussels where he is to attend the NATO summit, the Romanian President Klaus Iohannis made his first statements about the revocation of the National Anti-corruption Directorate’s head, Laura Codruta Kovesi.
“I think you remember: I observe the rule of law, the Constitution and I don’t say these things just as a slogan or of convenience. I am a supporter of the enforcement of the rule of law. The Romanian way must be the way of a consolidated democracy. Therefore, it’s obvious that the first man in the state must be the first to observe the rule of law and the decisions of the Constitutional Court, and, as a result, I enforced the decision. Not observing the Constitution has never been an option for me.
I want to clarify one thing. If there is anyone who is happy the anti-corruption will slow down, no way! The anti-corruption fight must go on. The DNA is an institution of experts, it must and it will go ahead with full force. This step I have taken on Monday (he meant revoking Kovesi) has not changed my opinion about the DNA and about Mrs. Kovesi. They did a good job and they are very well trained. I have always supported the DNA activity. And I will further support it from now on, maybe even more”, Klaus Iohannis stated on Wednesday, July 11…. / IBNA