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EU Political Persecution

Laura Kövesi confirmed as European Chief Prosecutor
Today, the EU parliament’s leading MEPs endorsed 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 and Council negotiators on the new European Chief Prosecutor. Parliament’s negotiating team backed Ms Kövesi throughout the negotiations.
Following her confirmation today, Ms Kövesi will start her seven-year mandate. 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 crimes 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 to subdue or even imprison political opponents of the unelected EU leaders.
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 of corruption. 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. HU Article !!!
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