Laura Codruța Kövesi

Laura Codruța Kövesi

European Chief Prosecutor, European Public Prosecutor Office

Laura Codruța Kövesi is the former chief prosecutor of Romania's National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA in Romanian), a position she held from 2013 to 9 July 2018. Prior to this, between 2006 and 2012 Laura Kövesi was the Prosecutor General of Romania, attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice. She was the first woman and the youngest Prosecutor General in Romania's history.

In October 2019, Laura Kövesi was confirmed by the European Parliament and the Council as the first European Chief Prosecutor to head the recently created European Public Prosecutor Office (EPPO).


our speakers

Wednesday 07 October


    • Laura Codruța Kövesi
    • Martyna Czarnowska

    With Laura Codruța Kövesi elected as the European Chief Prosecutor in 2019, the newly established Office of the European Public Prosecutor will be operational at the end of 2020. The main aim is to go beyond the current system where even if fraud or misconduct of public money is detected, it might not trigger further impeachment. To date, 22 member states decided to join the initiative.

    • What is the vision of the Chief Prosecutor and what will be the main challenges facing the EPPO in the post-COVID-19 EU?
    • What role will the EPPO play in tackling national and cross-border corruption that often impedes further development in EU countries?
    • How can the office contribute to increasing enforcement of the rule of law across the EU, especially in conjunction with the EU Recovery Package?

    Maria Theresia

    Grand Hotel River Park
    Live broadcast