Minister Corlatean: Party and election campaign funding, corruption-exposed areas needing increased attention

Justice Minister Titus Corlatean on Thursday said that the National Anti-corruption Strategy focused on areas and sectors exposed to corruption needing an increased attention, namely the political party and election campaign funding, the local public administration and the business environment.

Minister Corlatean on Thursday participated in the opening of the seminar ‘Good practices and strategies in detecting, investigating and prosecuting corruption and fraud cases in public procurements,’ organized by the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) and the network of European Partners Against Corruption, together with the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation.

According to a Justice Ministry (MJ) release remitted to Agerpres, Romania’s Prosecutor General Laura Codruta Kovesi and DNA Prosecutor-in-Chief Daniel Morar also attended the seminar.

In the message addressed to the participants, the Justice Minister underscored the importance Romania granted to the fight against corruption, earmarking resources for specialized institutions and agencies and insuring an appropriate legal framework.

‘Romania’s new Government has recently assumed a National Anti-corruption Strategy focused on implementing a solid anti-corruption framework and on European integrity policies and this document internally translates the international good practices aimed at the protection of integrity warners, the ethics counselors, the management of conflicts of interest and incompatibilities, the declaration of assets. … As a novelty element, the new strategy brings a unitary approach in all public institutions in the area of the legislature, judicial and governing power, at the same time involving the civil society in the monitoring process. As expected, the fraud and especially the corruption prevention in public procurements represents a priority of the new strategy,’ the Justice Minister said.

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