Romanian officials are pressing on with their campaign to stop former anti-graft prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi from heading the new European Public Prosecutor’s Office – summoning her on Thursday for a second hearing in an abuse case.
As rifts widen between Romania’s ruling Social Democrats and the Central Bank, the head of the bank has poured scorn on demands to repatriate the country’s gold reserves, instead of keeping most of them abroad.
The former head of Romania’s anti-graft agency, Laura Codruta Kovesi, has been shortlisted for the post of EU prosecutor - but the Bucharest government, which fired her, said it intends to prevent her appointment.
Romanian conservative organizations and the Orthodox Church failed to mobilize enough voters to pass a referendum aiming to change the definition of the family in the constitution to “the union between a man and a woman.”
The leader of Romania's ruling Social Democrats, Liviu Dragnea, claimed that he dodged an alleged assassination attempt organised by ‘foreign forces’ back in 2017, although prosecutors say there was no investigation into such a case.
Romania’s ruling Social Democrats rally against ‘abuse’ was a hypocritical attempt by the party to legitimise its crackdown on the judiciary that revived the style and language of the old communist regime.