Romania - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (10.07.18)

Q - Does France have a comment on yesterday’s announcement of the Romanian President’s dismissal of anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruța Kövesi?

A - The chief prosecutor of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate, Laura Kövesi, whom Jean-Yves Le Drian had met during his visit to Bucharest on April 11, played a crucial role in the progress that Romania has made over the past 10 years with regard to the rule of law and the fight against corruption.

We attribute great importance to the irreversibility of those reforms.

A few months ahead of the Romanian presidency of the EU Council, France and its European partners will remain vigilant with regard to developments affecting the rule of law in Romania, especially within the framework of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism.