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Iohannis , satisfied with activity of general prosecutor and DNA chief prosecutor

President Klaus Iohannis is very satisfied with the activity of general prosecutor Augustin Lazar and of DNA chief prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi, according to sources from the Presidential Administration, quoted by news.ro.

The statements were made when the minister of justice, Tudorel Toader, said he would have talks with the general prosecutor and separately with DNA chief prosecutor about the investigation on Government Decision 13. The minister considers the law was infringed and says he does not exclude the variant of the two prosecutors’ resignation.

On Monday, the Ministry of Justice issued a press release showing that minister Tudorel Toader had the right and obligation to check managerial efficiency and the way Augustin Lazar and Laura Kovesi fulfilled their attributions according to the law. Ministry representatives mentioned the press release was based on information circulating in the public space, referring to the minister’s competence to check managerial efficiency and the fulfilment of attributions of the general prosecutor and DNA chief prosecutor.

Augustin Lazar declared on Monday that he would not resign. “I am telling you just that: No. I don’t want to get into public polemics.”

The National Anticorruption Department (DNA) declared on Monday that investigations in the case of government decision 13 were made according to the law and the jurisprudence pf the High Court of Justice, which says the prosecutor has to carry out investigations to learn the truth, even in cases when the complaint was about the adoption of laws published by the Official Monitor.

The Constitutional Court showed, in the motivation of the decision by which it discovered the existence of a juridical conflict of constitutional nature between the Public Ministry-DNA and Government, that the investigation of DNA prosecutors on the adoption of decision 13/2017 was not in the prosecutors’ competence, because they could not make investigations on the opportunity and legality of a law adopted by the law maker.