UEFA and the European Newspaper Publishers' Association (ENPA) today announced their common understanding on the terms and conditions that will govern press coverage of the UEFA EURO 2008™ final tournament, which takes place in Austria and Switzerland from 7 to 29 June.
The agreement was announced at a meeting between the UEFA President, Michel Platini, and ENPA President, Valdo Lehari Jr., at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. ENPA and UEFA have been in discussion since last year over the accreditation terms and conditions for the media at UEFA EURO 2008™. They can now be found at www.euro2008.com and give the media more freedom to publish digital photos than originally proposed. ENPA and UEFA also agreed to continue discussions on the terms and conditions for future tournaments and other events. There will be no restrictions in reporting from non-match venues, such as training grounds or camps.
"We have had an excellent co-operation with ENPA over the course of these negotiations," said Mr Platini. "I am pleased to say that the outcome means that fans can now expect an even higher level of media coverage of the forthcoming UEFA EURO 2008™, which promises to be an excellent final tournament of top-class football."
"The outcome of the negotiations is very reasonable from the European newspapers' point of view," Mr Lahari added. "The terms are a compromise on the expectations of newspapers, which have a very important role in reporting and commenting on this newsworthy tournament."
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