In the center of Kiev on Friday officially the “European town” was opened, dedicated to the finals of the UEFA European Football Championship – 2012. The ceremony was attended by the head of the Kyiv City State Administration Oleksandr Popov, Head of the European Union to Ukraine Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira, the ambassadors of European countries.

“The purpose of the opening of the town – on the one hand, to present Ukraine to Europeans, on the other – to show Ukrainians what Europe is proud of” – said at the opening ceremony the German Ambassador to Ukraine Hans-Jurgen Haymzet. “European town” is located on the square of the same name – European, a few hundred steps of Kretschatik – the main street of Ukrainian capital.

Here are the projects and experience of international cooperation in 11 areas, ranging from the Ukrainian-EU relations and finishing facilities. The program includes public discussions, student conferences and information sessions. In addition, the town there will be fashion shows and festival of European cinema, on a small football field the tournament will be held between the embassies of European countries. It will be possible to visit the town up July 1 – the date of closing of the European Football Championship, which starts June 8, ITAR-TASS reported.

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