More and more politics, less and less sports. There is a real danger that European politicians will boycott the championships in Ukraine. Will EURO 2012 be the repetition from 1980 when West Europeans countries boycotted Olympic Games in Moscow due to the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan? The president of Germany Joachim Gauck was the first to cancel his participation at matches in Ukraine within the framework of EURO 2012; after that Angela Merkel and her ministers announced boycott of the Ukrainian part of EURO. Ukrainian Foreign Office shakes fists […]
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Builders involved in the sites of European Football Championship, are not paid in time. It is reported by “Radio” Liberty” with a reference to the trade union leaders and workers themselves. Working with NSK “Olympic” saying that the money paid little and more and not timely. They believe that this situation threatens the quality and timing of completion. “I get a hundred hryvnia per day, somebody has – 150. It’s very small! Withhold wages for the time. Now delayed for a week” – said one of the builders. A few […]
The opening ceremony of the stadium will be held in Lviv on 28 October with the participation of the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych – said Borys Kolesnikov Deputy Prime Minister. The stadium in Lviv will be one of the four Ukrainian stadiums for Euro 2012. The President of Ukraine will open the stadium on October 28, and the first match of Ukraine and Austria will be held on November 15 – said Deputy Prime Minister, responsible for preparing for the final tournament of European Football Championship. Kolesnikov said that […]
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 […]
Despite ongoing stadium and infrastructure delays, UEFA president Michel Platini says he believes Poland and Ukraine will deliver on their promises to stage a successful Euro 2012 tournament. The Frenchman told delegates at the UEFA Congress in Paris this week that organising the championships had been a tough challenge since the two east European nations were awarded the competition in April 2007. “Poland and Ukraine has not been easy,” he said in something of an understatement. “With Ukraine we have had some problems but our obligation is to help them […]