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EC expects chief prosecutor to have a law degree

Johannes Hahn: We will allocate 600m EUR only if all conditions are met

EC expects chief prosecutor to have a law degree

The European Commission expects Ukraine to appoint a prosecutor general with legal background, the European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, told a briefing Thursday.

"Prosecutor-general should be reform-oriented, be knowledgeable and have a law degree," Khan said.

Hahn emphasized that the decision to establish visa-free travel to the EU demonstrated the EU's support for Ukraine.

"We will allocate further 600m euros provided that the remaining requirements are met," he added referring to the second EU tranche in the framework of the third program of macro-financial aid to Ukraine.

Earlier, the faction of Petro Poroshenko Bloc in the parliament has filed a bill to facilitate the appointment of its MP Yuriy Lutsenko chief prosecutor, despite the fact that the latter has no legal training.