The four candidates for Romania’s DNA top office okayed by Justice minister

The four candidates for Romania’s DNA top office okayed by Justice minister

Florentina Mirica, anti-graft prosecutor Marius Iacob, Cristian Lazar and Elena Grecu are the four candidates for the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) top position who meet the legal conditions for participation in the selection organised by the Romanian Ministry of Justice, as announced on a Tuesday post on the ministry’s website, which also said that the four prosecutors will be called for interview on coming Thursday (morning) at the Ministry of Justice.

The country’s Justice Minister, Tudorel Toader said:

“Tomorrow, the members of the commission will study the files, analyze the managerial programmes. On Thursday, as of 9.00h, I will summon the members of the commission for the interview, and the candidates, of course, after which, on Friday, we will deliberate, we will reach a conclusion, depending on which we continue the procedure.”

On Monday, Toader had stressed the way the new DNA chief prosecutor would be appointed and the difficulties that came “hand in hand” with the position:

“Previous appointments were made, sometimes, based on political deal. That is not to name it political barter. There was no competition, no procedure, no one was alarmed for not having competitors. The appointment was made against the CSM opinion, a negative opinion. I believe some of the prosecutors believe the appointment now would be made as before, based on deals. I assure you this will not happen (…) Those who really want to become chief prosecutor know the reality there. They realise there’s a lot of work to return DNA to the constitutional parameters, to make it work, to regain confidence – if it ever existed – in the activity. These are the reasons for the reluctance to run to the DNA top position.”…. / IBNA

Main Photo: Romanian Justice minister, Tudorel Toader