DNA chief Kovesi: We got accustomed to duty limitation attempts; there is certain pressure

DNA chief Kovesi: We got accustomed to duty limitation attempts; there is certain pressure

Chief prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi says in a recent interview to AGERPRES that every two or three weeks there comes a bill amending the criminal legislation in an attempt to limit the duties of the judiciary, which represents “a certain pressure.”

The DNA head says she cannot be at ease with the attempts to modify the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code even after Justice Minister Robert Cazanciuc said he doesn’t believe they will be adopted if they don’t have an opinion issued by the Justice Ministry.

“No, of course I am not at ease. We have gotten accustomed to see every two or three weeks one more bill for the amendment of the Criminal Code, the Criminal Procedure Code or the judicial organisation law, attempting not to aid the institutions in the judiciary, but, on the contrary, trying to restrict the duties we have, to limit the instruments we use in our investigations. There are very many bills that are directly proposed in Parliament. I doubt the Justice Ministry issues an opinion on all these bills. (…) Therefore, from this stand we cannot be at ease. There is, if we may say so, some pressure of these legislative modifications, because we never know about them in time, we never know what comes up on the agenda,” Kovesi said. More…