European Prosecutor’s Office

    • Controversial magistrate's sweetest victory ever

      Controversial magistrate's sweetest victory ever

      The first woman to be Romania’s prosecutor general, Laura Codruta Kovesi, was only 33 when appointed in 2006. At that age she was also the youngest Prosecutor General in Romania's history. Seven years later, Kovesi marked another milestone when she was named the head of the Romanian Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) - an institution created to fight high-level corruption in the years when Romania was preparing to join the EU.

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    • Kovesi to become first EU Public Prosecutor

      Kovesi to become first EU Public Prosecutor

      Negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union agreed on 24 September to appoint Laura Codruta Kovesi, the MEPs’ preferred candidate, as the first head of the newly-created EU Public Prosecutor’s Office. In previous votes, the Council representing the EU’s 28 Member States, had backed a French candidate, Jean-Francois Bohnert, but the Parliament ended up prevailing.

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