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After the 2006 World Cup, another major football tournament will be held in Germany this year. The European Championship will be held in ten German cities from June 14 to July 14. All about Euro 2024 at home, read it on the news ticker.

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campaign for footballEM Rhineland-Palatinate adds three new drinking fountains

Saturday April 6, 3:35 am: The European football championship begins in Germany in mid-June: the Federal Ministry of the Environment finances a public source for each of the 51 matches, three of which will be played in Rhineland-Palatinate. “In summer, millions of people will watch the Euro Cup matches with emotion and will be happy to watch it together in the open air and perhaps in high temperatures,” said Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke (Greens) recently. With the fountains, the ministry helps protect fans from the heat.

In Rhineland-Palatinate, soft drink dispensers are planned in Landau, as well as in Rülzheim and Wörth. Nalbach and Rehlingen-Siersburg were selected for the Saarland. Municipalities and water suppliers were able to request one of the 51 wells for six weeks and almost 700 applications were received.

Each site will receive 15,000 euros for its purchase, construction, maintenance and operation for at least five years, he said. With the application, the municipalities and water suppliers have assured that the fountain will be installed no later than autumn 2024. The campaign “One game, one drinking fountain” is carried out by the non-profit association a tip: tap and is financed by the Federal Ministry of the Environment with around 1.1 million euros. The fountains will continue to provide free drinking water even after the European Football Championship.

EM-North Rhine-Westphalia Tour Cup – Departure from Cologne Central Station

3:30 pm.: Football fans in Cologne will be able to have their photos taken with the official trophy of the European champion until Saturday. On Friday, the Henri Delaunay Cup arrived at the main station in the presence of tournament director Philipp Lahm and Cologne's ambassador to the European Championship, Toni Schumacher. On Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. it will be on display at the Alter Markt, in the city center, and can be photographed.

As part of the “Trophy Tour”, the trophy will stop in the ten host cities. The trophy will be in Düsseldorf on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the other two NRW venues, Gelsenkirchen and Dortmund, will also have their chance. The EURO will be held in Germany from June 14 to July 14.

Hesse police prepare footballEM 2024 before

Thursday, April 4, 09:31 a.m.: He police In Hesse and especially in Frankfurt they are preparing for the European football championship and preparing for their missions in the summer. A ministry spokeswoman in Wiesbaden said the Interior Ministry had tasked Frankfurt police headquarters with planning and preparing all police measures and general operational management around MS. “For its implementation, a preparatory team was created that has been intensively preparing operational measures in relation to all personal and material issues for approximately two years.” The Frankfurt officers receive support from colleagues in other police stations and security authorities.

This is also the case in a larger exercise that will take place on Thursday morning (today), in which, among others, officials from the water police will participate, as previously announced by a spokesperson for the police headquarters. The objective of the exercise is to “refine” the forces' technical skills for EM operations. According to the spokesperson, the police are planning several exercises.

This year the European Football Championship will be held in Germany from June 14 to July 14, with Frankfurt being one of the venues.

On the European football championship: the British government warns fans about strong beer in Germany

Wednesday, April 3, 5:10 p.m.: Anyone traveling from Britain to Germany to attend the European football championship should be wary of strong German beer in this country, at least according to the British government. In a list with Travel tips for British football fans says: “Beer can be stronger than in the UK, so drink responsibly, know your limits and respect local laws.”

The British government warns that anyone who drinks too much will not be allowed into the stadium. The start of the European Championship on June 14 may show whether this advice fulfills its purpose. Germany plays against Scotland.

Football-EM: Justice Minister expects swift punishments for troublemakers

Monday, April 1, 11:09 a.m.: About two and a half months before the European Football Championship in Germany, Justice Minister Marco Buschmann (FDP) demands harsh consequences for the chaos. “Hooligans and tourists in riot gear will also arrive in Germany. “If crimes are committed, whenever possible, the punishment should be immediate,” he told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) also relies on cooperation with neighboring France to secure the tournament. “German police forces will be deployed at the Paris Olympics, French “The police at the Euro Cup in Germany,” he said. the SPD-Politician of the “Handelsblatt”. On June 14, the European football championship begins in Germany and on July 26, the Olympic Games begin in Paris.

More recently, the Islamist terrorist attack on a concert hall near Moscow, which caused more than 140 deaths, fueled concern about attacks in this country as well. Faeser announced that Arm German security authorities against all threats. . “This ranges from protecting against Islamists and other potential violent criminals to securing our networks from cyber attacks.”

Faeser announces for footballEM and Olympic anti-terrorism cooperation with France

Saturday March 30, 9:25 am: Germany and France want to support each other in the fight against terrorism at the European Football Championship and the Olympic Games. “The German police will be present at the Olympic Games in Paris, the French police will be present at the Euro Cup in Germany,” Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) told the newspaper “Handelsblatt” (Saturday edition).

This week Faeser had already announced controls at all German borders during the European Championship. This measure is essential to “prevent violent criminals, whether Islamists, other extremists or hooligans, from entering the country,” he told the “Handelsblatt.” The federal police will act cautiously so that the controls have the least possible impact on travelers and commercial traffic.

According to the minister, the German security authorities will arm themselves “even stronger against all current threats.” This ranges “from protection against Islamists and other potential violent criminals to securing our networks against cyberattacks.” Federal and state governments are doing everything they can to “identify and stop Islamist terrorist plots from the beginning.”

Oliver Bierhoff returns homeEM experience as a “fan”.

Friday, March 29, 10:41 a.m.: Oliver Bierhoff will unusually follow the local European Championship in the summer. “I will experience it as fans. Since 1996 I have only accompanied the 2004 tournament as a non-responsible person. This will be a new situation for me. Experiencing all of this emotionally as a fan,” said the veteran DFB-Director on the sidelines of a press appointment. “Of course I looked at the German games. I will also watch one or two more games.”

At the 1996 European Championship, the 55-year-old scored a goal that helped the German team win the title, and he was also in the national team in 2000. After Euro 2004, he worked as a national team official until the end of 2022. The German team opens the tournament in its country on June 14 in Munich against Scotland.

Musician Leony defends herself against criticism of EM's song

Thursday, March 28, 2:39 p.m.: German musician Leony has defended herself against the criticism leveled at her as the singer of the official song of the European Football Championship. In a video on the platform. instagram The 26-year-old responded to a comment from a user who asked her why she was singing the song and it wasn't even in German. In addition to “a lot of good and sweet news,” the singer explained, she experienced “a lot of hate.”

It was recently announced that Leony, whose real name is Leonie Burger, would be alongside the American band OneRepublic and the Italian The dance trio Meduza will sing the official song of the European Football Championship in summer. The song has not yet been released and the title is not yet known, but Leony, like the other artists involved, sings in English. “Why should the official song of this entire Euro Cup be in German and everyone else just wouldn't understand it?” Leony said, adding: “It wasn't my decision which song would be the goal anthem.”

Fans of the German national soccer team recently asked in an online petition to play Peter Schilling's “Major Tom.” The song has been heard a lot lately in the context of the national team because it appears in promotional videos for the new jerseys. Clips also appeared on social media in which past DFB goals were accompanied by the song. During the DFB test match against Netherlands Then “Major Tom” was heard after a hit. According to dpa, the goal jingles in the European Championship are the same for all teams and are part of the official song.

Order of honor for the “heroes” of Georgia after the first EM-Rating in history.

10:46 am: Georgian Prime Minister Iraqi Kobachidze awarded the players of the Georgian national football team with an order of honor after qualifying for the European Championship for the first time. “This is the happiness that unites us. These guys are heroes,” he said at Republic Square in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, where fans and team members celebrated the victory. “I love everyone my big Love to express.”

In the playoff final against Greece With a spectacular victory, the Georgians achieved their first qualification for the Euro Cup. The team led by former Bayern professional Willy Sagnol beat the Greeks 4-2 on penalties on Tuesday night. After the victory of the Georgians, several fans broke into the square in Tbilisi. At the European Championship, the Georgians will play in the group stage. PortugalCzech Republic and Türkiye. In addition to Georgia, Ukraine and Poland The last tickets for the European football championship in Germany.

Read more news about the Euro 2024 football championship on the next page.

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