Bucharest, 26 April 2016 – Launch of National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) Sustainability Index  2015

Bucharest, 26 April 2016 – Launch of National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) Sustainability Index  2015

Corruption kills #COLECTIV  was the 2015 slogan after the tragic events at Club Colectiv in October, where 64 young people lost their lives. This was also the moment when people truly acknowledged the dramatic consequences tolerating corruption may have, as pointed out by the Chief Prosecutor of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate, Laura Codruța Kövesi.

Romanian Center for European Policies launched Tuesday, 26 April 2016, the report DNA Sustainability Index, 2nd edition, during the event  ‘Effectve anti-corruption and obstacles to it’ . After years of reforms in the judicial system and constant monitoring done by the European Commission, DNA is now an effective institution, serving as an example of good practice for other EU Member States, thanks to its organization, case law and courage to dismantle complicated interest-based and corruption networks going all the way to top state levels, undermining institutions and colonizing public administrations and communities.

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DNA continues to be an exception also for the institutional system in Romania and, as the 2015 Sustainability Index will show, it manages to mobilize other public actors. However, the fight against corruption continues to be threatened by attempts to amend laws and by lack of political will.

The event was attended by Codruţa Laura Kovesi, the DNA chief prosecutor, representatives of the Ministry of Justice, DIICOT, magistrates, experts,  civil society representatives and the media.

The event presenting the results of DNA Sustainability Index is part of the Development of the  Coalition ‘Initiative for a Clean Justice’, formed by Romanian Center for European Policies together with Freedom House Romania and Expert Forum, funded by  the SEE 2009-2014 Grants within NGO Fund in Romania.

For more information concerning the research and monitoring tools developed by the Coalition, please access www.justitiecurata.ro