Poland behind in preparations to co-host Euro 2012

Poland’s top auditor says the country is behind on preparations

to co-host the 2012 European Championship.

The Supreme Chamber of Control says that half of the projects

that it has examined are not on schedule. The chamber says some

projects will probably not be ready before the start of Euro 2012,

which Poland is to co-host with Ukraine.

The head of the chamber, Jacek Jezierski, says the biggest

delays are in the building of roads, train stations, airports and

rail lines.

Poland, an ex-communist country that joined the European Union

in 2004, has seen impressive economic growth in recent years. But

the country is still burdened by aging train stations and other

infrastructure and a near lack of modern highways.