Kolesnikov: Ukrainian experts to learn main European languages ahead of Euro 2012

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Aug. 11, 2010, 10:29 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Ukrainian police officers, doctors and customs officers who will be involved in hosting the finals of the Euro 2012 European Football Championship will pass special courses in the main European languages, Deputy Prime Minister for Euro 2012 Borys Kolesnikov has said. "Special language training programs for certain categories of citizens, in particular, the police, doctors, and customs officers, are currently being prepared. Apart from the English language courses that will be organized for the mentioned categories, 6,000 experts will study the main European languages - French, German, Spanish, Italian and Polish," he said during his visit to Lviv on Wednesday, where an UEFA delegation headed by UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino is on an inspection visit, the vice-premier's press service reported.

He also said that first and foremost, it was necessary to train the personnel who will manage constructed facilities, particularly airports and stadiums.

Kolesnikov also noted that as part of preparations for Euro 2012, all roads in host cities (Kharkiv, Lviv, Donetsk and Kyiv) would be reconstructed in line with European standards.

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Anonymous Aug. 12, 2010, 2:11 a.m.    

This should be interesting.

You said Lviv, Kharkiv, Donetsk and Kyiv.

Is one out of four acceptable?

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Anonymous Aug. 12, 2010, 2:38 a.m.    

When will they have &quot;Special language training programs&quot; for them to learn Ukrainian?

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Anonymous Aug. 12, 2010, 3:36 p.m.    

When they are to lazy to learn their own language &quot;UKRAINIAN&quot; what do you expect of them learning an even more foreign language? Good Luck!!!

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