Romania's president expresses support for anti-graft chief

BUCHAREST: Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis on Friday expressed support for the country’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor, saying he had seen no evidence to justify a request by the justice minister to sack her.

Justice Minister Tudorel Toader called on Thursday for Laura Codruta Kovesi to be dismissed for “excess of authority”, triggering street protests and potentially destabilizing a crackdown on graft.