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20.06.2012Positive reports on security at EURO 2012 group stages in Poland
June 19, 2012 — On today’s press conference Jacek Cichocki, Polish Minister of Interior, has stated that “despite the staggering number of people visiting Polish Fan Zones and stadiums, counted at approximately 3 million, the atmosphere around the Championship remains safe and calm”, while emphasising the efficient work of Polish police forces and their efforts in securing the first part of the Championship.
15.06.2012The seventh day of EURO 2012 was calm
During the seventh day of EURO 2012 (14 June 2012), supporters enjoyed the games at Poznań and Gdańsk stadiums, and in Fan Zones all over Poland. Yesterday was also an uneventful day in the entire country. The Police was not notified of any serious incidents that could affect the tournament’s security. Yesterday (14 June 2012), there was a minor incident during the Italy v. Croatia game at the Poznań Municipal Stadium. The Croatian citizen who threw a flare to the pitch was detained.
14.06.2012The recent day of EURO has been peaceful
Fans enjoyed the sixth day of EURO 2012 (13 June) mainly in Fan Zones. Yesterday’s matches were held in Ukraine. A total of 85,000 fans visited yesterday (13 June) all the Fan Zones. Since the beginning of the tournament, the Fan Zones attracted over 1,260,000 persons. Yesterday events were peaceful. Also the Border Guard reported no disruptions at border crossings.
13.06.2012Minister of Interior met with Russian presidential advisor Mikhail Fedotov
Minister of Interior Jacek Chichocki met today (13 June) with Mikhail Fedotov, an advisor to the President of the Russian Federation on civil society and human rights.
13.06.2012Police operations during yesterday’s Poland v. Russia game
From the beginning of EURO 2012 tournament, Polish Fan Zones and stadiums attracted over a million supporters. Yesterday (12 June 2012) matches were scheduled in Wrocław and Warsaw. A total of 150,000 fans visited the largest Fan Zone in Warsaw yesterday. Incidents involving Polish and Russian supporters were reported before the Poland v. Russia game in Warsaw. During a press conference Jacek Cichocki, Minister of Interior, said that the Police had detained 184 people. “Police officers continue to watch recordings from CCTV and police cameras to identify other hooligans who disturbed public order,” emphasised Minister Cichocki.
12.06.2012More hooligans were kept
Till now there are 184 hooligans caught by the Police because of disorders in Warsaw – firstly during the march to National Stadion, secondly in the back of Fanzone in Plac Defilad Square. Among the kept persons there are fans of both teams – russian and polish. All the incidents had place before the match.
12.06.20125 days of EURO 2012 in Poland
So far the cross-border movement at all border crossings and control points has gone smoothly and undisturbed. According to the organisers of EURO 2012, 5,000 fans from the Czech Republic and between 3,000 and 4,000 fans from Greece are expected to arrive for today’s match in Wrocław, and 12,000 fans from Russia for the match in Warsaw. According to Minister Jacek Cichocki, before and after matches the area around the stadiums and the access roads are constantly being monitored by services subordinated to the Ministry of Interior. Police officers from prevention units, traffic police and other services will help fans get to the stadiums and Fan Zones safely.
12.06.2012EURO 2012 is running smoothly in Poland
Minister Jacek Cichocki summed up the past day of EURO 2012 tournament in Poland in terms of security. During a press conference, he emphasised that yesterday (10 June 2012) was a relatively calm day, similar to previous days of the games. From the beginning of EURO 2012 in Poland, stadiums and Fan Zones attracted a total of 905,000 supporters. 72 people were detained, of which half were under the influence. It is much less than the figures typical of other long weekends.
11.06.2012Emergency phone line for foreign tourists
A 24/7 emergency phone line for foreign tourists operates between 1st June and 3rd July. During the EURO 2012 tournament, the line is available in English, German, Russian, Spanish and Italian.
11.06.2012Minister of Interior: EURO 2012 is running smoothly in Poland
“The EURO 2012 tournament in Poland is running smoothly,” said Minister Jacek Cichocki during today’s press conference (10 June 2012). On the second day of EURO 2012, supporters in Poland enjoyed themselves mainly in Fan Zones. The largest Fan Zone in Warsaw was visited by a total of 76,500 fans in one day. The second day of the tournament was also uneventful. There were only minor incidents involving intoxicated supporters in, inter alia, Poznań. The Police are investigating into the circumstances of the incident. Today (10 June 2012) matches are scheduled in Gdańsk and Poznań.