Miscellaneous - UEFA boss to visit iconic Polish union HQ

11 June 2012 08:47

UEFA president Michel Platini will visit the base of Poland's historic Solidarity union later this month, its international envoy Andrzej Matla told AFP.

Matla said the visit was agreed after Platini expressed an interest during talks with Solidarity head Piotr Duda during the latter's visit to UEFA's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, in February.

"We have agreed for him (Platini) to come on June 22 on the day of the quarter finals in Gdansk," Matla added.

The Solidarity union -- Solidarnosc in Polish -- emerged out of the August 1980 shipyard strikes in Gdansk to become the Soviet bloc's first and only recognised free trade union.

Source: AFP