New Anti-Corruption Agency head divides Romanian politicians
The nomination of former-General Prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi for the post of Anti-Corruption Agency (DNA) director divided politicians at home, the Romanian media reported April 2.
“I don’t agree, I am against this, I think it is a big mistake, from a judicial point of view, as well as from a political point of view to name Kovesi,” Crin Antonescu, the co-leader of ruling coalition party, the Social Liberal Union (USL), commented according to the Romania-Insider.
Kovesi is regarded as a member of President Traian Basescu’s camp. So, it is surprising that she was nominated for the DNA post by Basescu’s rival and outspoken critic Prime Minister Victor Ponta.
A former professional basketball player, Kovesi ran the Department of Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism Offences (DIICOT) before becoming the youngest ever, and first female general prosecutor, in October 2006.