UEFA doesn’t call in question the capability of Ukraine and Poland to successfully prepare to the Football European Championship of 2012. According to the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Ivan Vasiunyk it was the main conclusion of the sitting of the UEFA Supervisory Committee held December 10 in Nyon.

“Fist of all, we note businesslike and partner atmosphere prevailing in the course of meeting. In contrast to the previous meetings, this time the UEFA, Ukrainian and Polish parties have discussed our plans in tranquil atmosphere, analyzed all the achievements of 2008. I reiterate none called in question the capability of Ukraine and Poland to successfully gear-up to the Euro-2012,” Ivan Vasiunyk stressed.

Vice Premier added significant for Ukraine appear also the words of President of the Union of European Football Associations Michel Platini that “the UEFA views successful holding of the Championship in Ukraine and Poland as a historical chance for the development of European football”.

During the sitting of the Supervisory Council in Nyon Ivan Vasiunyk also informed the UEFA chairs on three aspects of gearing-up of Ukraine to the Championship. 

Notably, Vice Prime Minister told about the election of Verhovna Rada Speaker and added, to his opinion “within the UEFA a conviction was born that gearing-up for the Euro-2012 in Ukraine has developed a certain immunity to the political changes”.

According to I.Vasiunyk, the UEFA has taken with understanding information about the changes in the system of administration over preparing to the significant football event.

In addition the Vice Prime Minister briefed the Supervisory Council about increase of budget financing of Euro-2012 preparation events the following year.

“The positive decision of the UEFA concerning readying to the Euro-2012 should not set us at ease. Otherwise, we have to mobilize our energy and in 2009 to realize all the measures envisaged by the State Target Program,” the top official summed up.

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