The NAD Chief Prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi has been dismissed. A decree to this effect was signed by the President of the neighboring state, Klaus Iohannis.

The announcement was made today, July 9, by the spokesman for the President.

Although the head of the Romanian state refused several times to dismiss the head of the NAD, on May 30, 2018, the Constitutional Court ordered Johannis to issue a decree in this respect. The court then established that the President's refusal to act on Laura Kovesi's revocation proposal, presents a constitutional legal conflict.

The CCR decision made the Romanians protest.

The Romanian Justice Minister Tudorel Toader launched the revocation procedure of the NAD Chief Prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi in February 2018, accusing the Chief Prosecutor of having an "excessively authoritarian behavior", defaming Romania in interviews for the international press and that she tried to get convictions at any cost.

Then, Klaus Iohannis refused to issue a Revocation Decree, also invoking the negative opinion of the Superior Council of Magistracy (SCM).

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