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EUROPEAN PARTNERS AGAINST CORRUPTION
EUROPEAN CONTACT-POINT NETWORK AGAINST CORRUPTION

The European Partners against Corruption (EPAC) and European contact-point network against corruption (EACN) are independent forums, united in the common goal of preventing and combatting corruption.

Together, we offer a platform for anti-corruption and police oversight practitioners to share experience and cooperate across national borders in developing common strategies and high professional standards. We advocate international legal instruments and offer assistance to other bodies for establishing transparent, efficient mechanisms.

We have more than 80 authorities from Council of Europe and European Union Member States, and an ever growing number of partners.

 

STATEMENT BY EPAC/EACN BOARD MEMBERS

The EPAC/EACN Board Members are very concerned about current developments in Romania, in particular, with regard to the status of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), and would like to bring your attention to the DNA’s press release:

“In the context of the discussions generated by the press release of the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) issued on May 30, 2018, the Office for Public Information and Relations is authorized to convey the views expressed by the prosecutors of DNA.

Now it is the moment to raise an alarm and express our concern regarding the potential impairment of the prosecutors' independence status, which represents an essential premise of the fight against corruption. Without the current legal safeguards of independence, the fight against corruption would not have been possible, while losing these safeguards may seriously affect the investigations carried out by the anti-corruption prosecutors.”