Laura Codruta Kovesi: Romania’s ruling Socialists fiercely oppose her bid to lead the new European Public Prosecutor’s Office, having seen her successfully pursue some of its leading members as head of the country’s anti-corruption agency. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

European Parliament committees have backed Romania’s Laura Codruta Kovesi to be the EU’s first chief prosecutor, putting them at odds with member stat(...)

Laura Codruta Kovesi’s bid to lead the new European Public Prosecutor’s Office has been opposed due to her alleged misdemeanours at the national anti-corruption agency. File photograph: Adrian Catu/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union is closely monitoring its presidency holder, Romania, where the former head of the national anti-corruption agency (DNA) has been p(...)

Laura Codruta Kovesi, former head of Romania’s anti-corruption agency, has been named by a selection panel of experts as its first choice to lead the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

The former head of Romania’s anti-corruption agency has been tipped for a prestigious role as European chief prosecutor, despite opposition from a sca(...)

Laura Codruta Kovesi, Romania’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor,  after the president  sacked her on Monday in Bucharest.  Photograph:  Adrian Catu/AFP/Getty Images

Romania’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi has urged compatriots and colleagues not to abandon the fight against graft, after she(...)

Pro-government supporter holds cutouts of Romanian president Klaus Iohannis and head of anti-corruption agency Laura Codruta Kovesi dressed as prisoners at a meeting organised by the PSD  ruling party in Bucharest. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty

More than 150,000 Romanians have taken to the streets in rival rallies as tension grows over government efforts to oust the country’s chief anti-corru(...)

Protesters shouting anti-government slogans in front of the Romanian government headquarters in Bucharest on May 30th. Photograph:  Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

Civil society groups in Romania have appealed to its president to hold urgent talks on the faltering fight against graft, as its populist government s(...)

A demonstrator holds a placard stating “Dissolve the Bolshevik Parliament (Down with Parliamentary Dictatorship)” as people protest by  the Romanian Parliament in Bucharest on December 21st, 2017. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty

Romanian civil society leaders have urged the country’s prime minister, Mihai Tudose, to sack his justice minister and halt reforms that they fear wil(...)

Laura Codruta Kovesi with Romanian president Klaus Iohannis: Romania’s chief prosecutor says her agency faces “legislative challenges and unprecedented attacks”. Photograph: EPA/Robert Ghement

Romania’s top anti-corruption prosecutor has called on the government and parliament to support her agency’s battle against graft, after outrage over(...)