The Ministry of Justice started a new selection at the beginning of August for the nomination to vacant position of chief prosecutor of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate. Candidates can request an entry for the vacant position up to and including Friday.
On 27 July, the Ministry of Justice announced that the four applications for the position of Chief Prosecutor of the DNA were rejected and that the selection procedure would be resumed.
The four candidates who participated in the race were Florentina Mirica – chief prosecutor at the department for anti-corruption of DNA, Cristian Lazar – deputy chief prosecutor at the prosecutor general's section, Marius Iacob – deputy chief prosecutor of DNA and Elena Grecu – main prosecutor of the central DNA structure.
The function of chief prosecutor of the DNA was released after Laura Codruta Kovesi was revoked by a decree issued on 9 July by President Klaus Iohannis, who made a decision of the Constitutional Court.
The new procedure runs from 6 August to 6 September. In the period 3-5 September the registered candidates will support the interview with the Minister of Justice and the results of the selection will be announced on 6 September.
Tudorel Toader said a week ago that, in addition to the terms of the law, the person who is refused must meet other criteria, including not having delegations or preferred offers.
"The person who has invested the main prosecutor of the DNA should not particularly recommend him, I must recommend his character, I must recommend his professional experience, I must recommend his attachment to the constitutional values, he must not have benefited from delegations or preferential promotions The person who fulfills these criteria, which are natural, arising from the demands of such high dignity, can certainly participate in the competition that has to be designated, "said the Minister of Justice.