It left only 1800 days to the greatest event in the history of
Euro 2012 is not only a chance for historic sports success(Poles so far haven’t played in the European Football Championship finals) but also a chance for the promotion of the country as well as a chance for binging forward the realization of some cultural backwardness. After four months since granting the right to organize football championships it seems, that for the government institutions this decision was like a bolt out of the blue. Although nearly the next day after announcing the name of countries – finals host government and parliamentary policymakers announced bringing forward the realization of strategic investments, and no binding decisions has been taken till the middle of August. – There is no doubt that organization of Euro 2012 will initiate many positive processes which results can be perceptible for a long time. The motion, improvement in the realization of projects, simplifications of some procedures connected with realization of great investments are things which we need- says Wladyslaw Ortyl, deputy minister of regional development.The most important investments which are essential to organize Euro 2012 are: stadiums in Poznan, Wroclaw, Gdansk and Warsaw as well as motorways and dual carriageways linking these four cities (and staying in reserve Chorzow and Cracow) and also leading toward co-host of championships- Ukraine. We cannot count on subsidies from european funds on sports facilities (but ones from domestic budget) but we can count on subsidies on investments from regional operational programmes. These investments include: cities ring roads, expansions of airports, railway or tram lines which link stadiums, airports and city centres. The worst situation is in the capital where it is impossible to put the National Stadium into use on time.
The Ministry of Transport- due to organization of Euro 2012- prepared preliminary correction of road investments planned for the years 2007-13, so it prepared current financial perspective of the European Union. According to the ministry of transport Jerzy Polaczek this is “ the first such complete programme of building polish road infrastructure, which has precisely counted costs taking into account additional tasks connected with Euro
Polish State Railways also adjusted the plans. Till 2012 so one year earlier that it was planned railway lines connecting cities-host of Euro 2012 are supposed to be modernized. A ride from
So these undertakings are going to be funded together with
Meanwhile the Ministry of Regional Development, the department which is responsible for the absorption of union resources claims that when it comes to big money which
Political confusion around the Government and forces which govern country makes that problems which concern supporting of power and defeating party opponents, as well as reelection in the nearest – maybe earliest election are more familiar to policymakers than distant Euro 2012. Although 5 years left to championships, for the realization of strategic investments for example: building of dual carriageway or modernization of railway line (from working out of documentation through repurchases and executive phase)it is short period which is insufficient. What surprises is that the Government feels well and promises that the most important investments will be finished till the Euro 2012. We have to remember that