About: Euro 2012

Public Affairs 09-07-2012

Ukraine’s next challenge

Only a short time ago, nobody believed Ukraine could deliver on Euro 2012. In the event, Ukraine rose to the challenge and, together with Poland, hosted one of the most successful tournaments ever. Now Ukraine’s leadership must rise to another challenge. It must demonstrate in actions rather than words that it is committed to European integration, argues Amanda Paul.
Ukraine 02-07-2012

Euro 2012: Five lessons learned in Ukraine

The Euro 2012 became a genuine festival of people-to-people contacts and cultural exchange in a wider United Europe by taking place in "undiscovered territory" - Ukraine, Kostiantyn Yelisieiev say in an op-ed first published in The Guardian.
Sports 02-07-2012

Ukraine, Poland end highly-politicised football cup

Most commentators were positive about Ukraine and Poland's hosting of the Euro 2012 football championship, despite media badmouthing of Kyiv and a boycott at the political level over the imprisonment of the country's former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Europe's East 20-06-2012

EU-Ukraine relations worsen amid Euro 2012 fanfare

Relations between Euro 2012 co-host Ukraine and the European Union have worsened over the case of imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Euro & Finance 11-06-2012

Spain joins ‘the Group of Debt’

Madrid has secured €100 billion to rescue its banks in an attempt to pre-empt the threat of a bank run if the debt crisis in another troubled country, Greece, flares again. But angry Spaniards accused Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of ill-timed triumphalism and an inappropriate trip to Poland to watch Spain compete in the Euro 2012. 
Sports 06-06-2012

Ukraine rejects accusation of racism in stadiums

A Ukrainian diplomat yesterday (5 June) slammed a BBC documentary depicting the presence of racism and hatred at stadiums in his country. The documentary was released just days before Friday's start of the Euro 2012 football cup, which Ukraine is co-hosting with Poland.
Europe's East 25-05-2012

Ukraine asks EU to be patient for Tymoshenko solution

All the major political parties in the European Parliament united yesterday (24 May) to back a resolution putting pressure on Ukraine to free the jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Sports 04-05-2012

Poland, Ukraine denounce calls for Euro 2012 boycott

Poland and Ukraine, which are co-hosting the Euro 2012 football championship in June, strongly criticised European politicians who said they would not attend matches played in Ukraine in sign of protest against the imprisonment of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Sports 30-04-2012

Merkel to boycott Ukraine football tournament

German Chancellor Angela Merkel could cancel her visit to Ukraine during the Euro 2012 football tournament in June if jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is not released by then, Germany's Der Spiegel magazine reported yesterday (29 April). 
Sports 23-03-2012

Poland, Ukraine ‘ready’ for Euro 2012

Poland and Ukraine have completed preparations to co-host the Euro 2012 European Football Championship, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said at a joint press conference with his Ukrainian counterpart, Mykola Azarov.  
Enlargement 04-01-2012

Ambassador: Ukraine committed to European integration

In a conversation that included the Tymoshenko trial and the Euro 2012 Football Championship, Ambassador Nataliya Zarudna says Ukraine is committed to European integration as a 'civilisational choice' and argues that the German authorities should be more understanding of her country's difficulties.
Europe's East 06-09-2011

Euro 2012 heralds Ukraine debt catastrophe

Preparations for the Euro 2012 football championships, which Ukraine is set to co-host with Poland, have been mishandled and could result in a foreign debt catastrophe for Kyiv, independent experts have warned.
Europe's East 21-05-2010

Euro 2012 cup could spur Ukraine’s EU application

The successful preparation of Euro 2012 will be a moral application for Ukrainian EU membership, the country'se deputy foreign affairs minister, Konstantin Yelisieiev, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.