President Viktor Yanukovych hopes that the Euro 2012 European Commission will decide on the visa-free regime with Ukraine. He said this to journalists in Bratislava after talks with President Ivan Gasparovic of the Slovak Republic, UNIAN reports. Yanukovych expressed his hope that Ukraine before the end of the first half of this year, will fulfill the first part of a plan of action towards the agreement on visa-free regime. He added that considerable work has already been done and it will in the second half to start the second part […]
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By the match Lech-Braga UEFA “gave Poles’ noses a flick”. “UEFA does not want to accept Polish improvisation in the context of the Euro 2012 – admits Jacek Masiota, a lawyer representing Lech. More and more millions of zloties is spent on the Lech stadium and works have not been finished yet The end of the line Since October last year, UEFA checks irregularities at the Stadion Miejski (City Stadium) in Poznan. The facility was officially opened with the Sting concert and later on three matches of the European League […]
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The management of the national team of Sweden began on Friday a scrutinized planning of every day of the coming championships. Preparations include even participations in the finals, which will take pales on July 1 in Kiev. “We will plan in smallest details each of our 38 days of the championships, starting from 24 May, when the team will start grouping until the finals. The fact is that we play in group matches in Kiev and there will also be a decisive match of the tournament. This is very important […]
We will not have problems with hotels for Euro 2012. We already meet UEFA requirements – according to a report prepared by the international consultancy company in the property market, Cushman & Wakefield. According to the company calculations in Polish cities in which the European Championships in football in 2012 will be held, there are currently about 38 870 accommodations at hotels (about 20 170 rooms). More than half of them falls to Warsaw, where an opening match and quarterfinal and semifinal matches will be played. – Tourists who will […]
On April 18, 2007, the head of UEFA, Michel Platini mentioned Poland and Ukraine as the hosts of the European Championships in football to be held in 2012. Below we present the current status of works concerning major facilities being prepared for Euro 2012. We mean stadiums. Three years ago euphoria broke out in Poland when Michel Platini took out from an envelope a card with the words “Poland and Ukraine.” The joy in Poland, resulting from granting such a prestigious event did quickly turned into fear. Questions “whether Poland […]
Poles are running ahead of schedule with their preparations. Poland is ahead of schedule in its preparations for the 2012 European Soccer Championship. The UEFA commission recently visited Poland and Ukraine to assess the situation and approved the progress made in the Polish cities of Warsaw, Poznan, Gdansk, and Wroclaw, which will host the soccer games. Poland hopes that Ukraine will keep to its schedule and will clear the backlog, otherwise it will be denied the right to host the soccer championship. Our Euro-2012 host cities are Kyiv, Donetsk, Lviv, […]
Entrusting of the organization of European football championship in 2012 to Poland and Ukraine caused a great excitement in both countries but also a huge amount of problems which have to be solved positively so that the event could take place in five years successfully – writes Tygodnik Kibica. As the present column take cares mainly of the cases from abroad, the readers will find a doze of information about initiatives and enterprises of Ukraine in the process of preparations for Euro. Above all, it has to be noted that […]
Ukraine and Poland would set up a coordination council for 2012 Euro football tournament, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has said. Yushchenko held a meeting with his Polish counterpart Lech Kaczynski in Ukraine Monday to discuss the issues pertaining to the organization of Euro 2012.