Oct. 21 – Michel Platini today urged European Union sports ministers to condemn the “terrible practice” of third-party ownership of football players and to back UEFA’s financial fair play measures. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
May 2 – The most powerful officeholder in the EU will boycott Euro 2012 over human rights concerns in Ukraine. German chancellor Angela Merkel is among other European leaders who may soon follow suit, while US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has condemned Ukraine’s treatment of the country’s former prime minister. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
17/2/2011 FIFA and UEFA fail in their legal bids against a European Commission ruling guaranteeing free-to-air television broadcasts of the World Cup and European Championships.
3/2/2011 The European Union’s highest court threatens the English Premier League’s dominance of individual TV territories, with a landmark opinion that could fundamentally alter the way that sports rights are sold across Europe.
18/1/2011 The European Commission has backed UEFA’s financial fair play regulations in a new report published today… Former Nigeria FA chairman could replace banned Adamu on FIFA Ex-Co… Chuck Blazer says idea of staging the Qatar 2022 World Cup in winter was discussed before Dec. 2 vote.
9/7/2010 Former FA chairman and England 2018 bid leader David Triesman speaks publicly for the first time since a tabloid newspaper sting forced his resignation from both roles… Premier League Olympics postponement premature… European clubs hold EU talks… More inside. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports.
10/12/09 UEFA joins five major European team sports to create an association designed to better promote, develop and represent their interests before Europe’s lawmakers.