10 Jun 2017 12:31 GMT Politics, Romania, Corruption Romania is known to be one of the most corrupt nations of the European Union.
But it was the fall of the dictatorship that gave way to new levels of corruption, including the misappropriation of government funds.
However, the EU laid down its own terms and conditions for Romania's then pending negotiations to join the union.
The heads of the DNA, the chief prosecutor and two deputies, are nominated by a minister of justice and the president of Romania.
Independent media groups, like Rise Project, have since played an important part in continuing the anti-corruption legacy Romania is building, empowering journalists and activists to speak on related matters in a safe and supportive space.