The minister said she had organized a meeting last week in which she urged the heads of the two institutions, and beyond, to cooperate on certain issues and to be alert about certain events in these anti-corruption bodies.
“It is natural that even at the level of the institutions there is more discrepancy because they have different views. There are some disagreements on authority, I mean major corruption cases, legislation, ways of working on certain cases, but I think both APO and NAC want to work together effectively because the public expects results. However, more alertness is needed within the institutions themselves because there are certain factors that probably can destabilize this cooperation from within. I am confident in the ability of the APO and NAC heads to find the best solutions. Moreover, the Ministry of Justice is always ready to contribute to resolving these situations,” said Veronica Mihailov-Moraru.
Recall that at the beginning of this month the media reported that Veronica Dragalin called for a meeting prosecutors and criminal investigation officers from the NAC, whom she accused of corruption. Veronica Dragalin later confirmed that there had been some misunderstandings, but the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office and the National Anticorruption Center were cooperating and had even made progress on some high-profile cases. Recently, Iulian Rusu, NAC head, spoke at a parliamentary plenary session about a misunderstanding between the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office and the NAC. Then heads of two Prosecutor’s Offices rejected the allegations in a joint press release accusing the NAC director of “irresponsibility and manipulation”. President Maia Sandu demanded that the heads of the two anti-corruption agencies not endanger the struggle against corruption.