(November 4 2016) – The red-black flag is considered to be offensive for Poles as the flag of the Ukrainian nationalists.
The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has decided to fine the Football Federation of Ukraine 15,000 Swiss Francs for the “discriminatory and unsportsmanlike behaviour of fans.” This was reported by Ukrainian media. Continue reading
Construction Work (Photo credit: gullevek)
POLAND’S third largest construction company and one of the Euro 2012 contractors, PBG, and two of its subsidiaries declared bankruptcy this Monday (June 4th) because of liquidity problems stemming from infrastructure contracts and road work done in preparation for the Euro 2012. The tournament opens today in Warsaw. Continue reading
IN THE first of two articles on Euro 2012 co-host Ukraine, Ukraine-based journalist Mark Rachkevych presents the rocky road of Ukraine’s Euro 2012 preparations. We are publishing this article and its companion for information of our readers. Overspending and corruption cases have surrounded the country’s construction and infrastructure projects in preparation for the tournament. However, the Eurocentric bias is evident as two of the original and central aims of Euro 2012, the annexation and integration of the Ukraine and Poland into the European Union and NATO and the neo-liberal agenda, is kept in the shade. Nor does the writer even treat soccer/football in Ukraine, where only a minority of players for Donetsk and Dynamo Kiev are Ukrainian (5 of 24 on Donetsk, and 12 of 25 for Kiev) – and most of these are not regulars. Sound familiar? Continue reading