Romania moves to block own candidate from EU prosecutor role

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Laura Codruţa Kövesi considered favourite despite opposition from justice minister

Romania’s justice minister has vowed to do everything in his power to block his own country’s lauded candidate for the new role of EU public prosecutor.

Laura Codruţa Kövesi won plaudits as Romania’s anti-corruption tsar for her bold attempts to stamp out graft in one of the EU’s most corrupt member states. As head of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA), she went after prime ministers, sitting and former ministers, mayors and members of parliament, before her dismissal on the orders of the justice minister, Tudorel Toader, in July 2018.

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