Balkan Insight: Romanians Cheer Ex-Prosecutor Battling Corruption Charges

Romanians rallied on Friday in several cities to show support for former anti-graft prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi, whose bid to head the EU Prosecution Office is opposed by her own government, according to Balkan Insight.

Romanians gathered on Friday in front of the prosecutor’s office in Bucharest to show support for Laura Codruta Kovesi, the former head of the country’s anti-corruption agency, who is one of the top candidates for the post of the European Union’s first public prosecutor.

Scores of supporters brought flowers and cheered for Kovesi as she arrived at a hearing where prosecutors had summoned here as a suspect in a corruption case.

Despite drawing praise from both EU and foreign diplomats for hundreds of corruption sentences pronounced during her five years as head of Romania’s National Anti-Corruption Directorate, the Social Democrat-led government in Bucharest openly opposes her bid.

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