In a press release Thursday, Laura Codruza Kovesi, head of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, analyzed the possibility of notification to the Commission to activate the mechanism for coordinating the European Fund by the rule of law in Romania. Announced that there is. Reason: Because of the way the EU Whistleblower Directive was transposed.
“”The main source of concern is that these provisions can have a demobilization effect, discourage potential Romanian whistleblowers and adversely affect the EU’s level of fraud detection. In effect, this could lead to degradation of existing systems that ensure the proper functioning of fraud investigation and prosecution investigation and prosecution services, including tax evasion, corruption, or other violations related to the enforcement of federal law. There is a protection of the federation’s budget or the federation’s economic interests. “Read the statement of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, quoted by g4media.ro.
Parliament on Wednesday, Vice-President of the European Commission, Bella Jouroba, in Bucharest EU Whistleblower Directive..
Normative practices have been severely criticized by NGOs for discouraging reports of corruption and violations of the law.
Another reason to announce that Kobesi is considering the possibility of notifying the Commission on the activation of the funding mechanism is that the European Public Prosecutor’s Office has nine mandate prosecutors in addition to the already appointed prosecutors. The fact that we haven’t accepted it yet. “There was a considerable delay in providing the Romanian EPPO office with a sufficient number of judicial police officers to support its activities.”
https://www.romaniajournal.ro/society-people/law-crime/kovesi-might-notify-the-ec-on-the-whistleblowing-law/ Kobesi may inform EC about whistleblower law – Romanian Journal