European Chief Prosecutor: Police need to feel support

Laura Codruța Kövesi helped charge MPs.

In her time as her country's top prosecutor, Romanian police charged dozens of mayors, MPs, and several government members. Former Romanian Prosecutor General Laura Codruța Kövesi has faced threats, intimidation, and attacks, as have her family, friends, and her institution.

SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement
SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement

Kövesi, today the first European Chief Prosecutor, has come to Slovakia to oversee the creation of a specialised unit of investigators. In the meantime, she has been closely following proceedings against the leader of Smer and other senior figures in the party, and the war in the police. In her opinion, it is important that all honourable prosecutors, police officers, and judges feel the support of the public.

"People in Romania believed in us and supported us," Kövesi says in an interview with the Sme daily.


Top stories

News digest: Police detain controversial ex-Supreme Court judge

President Zuzana Čaputová will meet with her Ukrainian counterpart. No Covid-19 tests or proof of vaccination needed in Austria.

Far-right LSNS MPs leave the room during Ukrainian President Zelensky's speech.

What kind of person walks out on Zelensky?

The kind that is trying to get into government, unfortunately.

5 h
President Zuzana Čaputová.

Zuzana Čaputová accepts invitation to Kyiv

The president would like to bring an specific offer of help on her visit.

9 h
The Spectrum Hotel in Trnava.

Hotels help refugees with no state aid in sight

Belated aid hurts hotels largely dependent on the summer tourist season.

9 h
SkryťClose ad