EU Political Persecution
Laura Kövesi confirmed as European Chief
Today, the EU parliament’s leading MEPs
Laura Codruţa Kövesi’s appointment
as the first head of the new European Public Prosecutor’s Office.
The decision by the Conference of Presidents
(EP President David Sassoli and political group leaders)
follows an agreement in September between Parliament
on the new European Chief Prosecutor.
team backed Ms Kövesi throughout the negotiations.
Following her confirmation today,
Ms Kövesi will start her seven-year
The Council endorsed the deal earlier this week.
The EPPO, which is expected to be operational
at the end of 2020,
will be an independent office in charge of investigating,
prosecuting and bringing to justice
against the EU budget,
such as fraud, corruption or cross-border
VAT fraud above 10 million euros.
The list of crimes could be extended in
the future to include, for example, terrorism
So far, 22 member states have joined the EPPO.
The five countries that currently do not participate
- Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Ireland and Denmark - could join at any time.
The EPPO central office will be based in Luxembourg,
along with the Chief Prosecutor and a College of Prosecutors
from all participating countries.
They will head the day-to-day criminal investigations
carried out by the delegated prosecutors in all participating member states.
Who will these investigative powers be used against.
If "anti-terrorism" laws are any indicator, we might see these powers used
political opponents of the unelected
The following article is about crimes that
she was accused of in Romania.
As prosecutor in Romania, she illegally cooperated
with the successor of securitate,
The Romanian communist secret police.
She accused many politicians including many Hungarians
The French candidate had more chance to be the EU prosecutor,
but finally she won. Her Romanian gangster-type
experience and activity was probably an advantage.
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