President bars Romanian prosecutor from job amid questions

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s president says he won’t name a regional prosecutor to the post of chief prosecutor at the National Anti-Corruption Directorate saying he there was no guarantee she didn’t collaborate with the Communist-era Securitate police.

President Klaus Iohannis said Wednesday he hadn’t received required proof that Adina Florea “didn’t work for the intelligence services before 1990,”meaning he couldn’t legally appoint her to the high-ranking position.

Justice Minister Tudorel Toader submitted Florea’s name for the post twice, even after Iohannis said she wasn’t legally qualified.

The Superior Council of Magistrates also ruled Florea was unsuited for the high-profile position because it said she handled stress badly and had problems with “honesty and impartiality.”

The European Union says it’s concerned about corruption and the erosion of the rule of law in Romania.

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