Agence France-PresseMay 15, 2013 16:46
Romania, whose justice system is closely monitored by the European Union, Wednesday announced the appointment of a new anti-corruption prosecutor after months of controversy over the key post.
President Traian Basescu appointed Laura Codruta Kovesi, 40, to the job by decree.
She has drawn praise from the EU for her previous work as Romania's prosecutor general, a job she took on aged 33.
She will be replaced in her own old job by Tiberiu Nitu, a controversial prosecutor whose previous appointment was rejected by the magistrates' supreme council.