The 41st UEFA Congress approves Aleksander Ceferin`s Good Governance reforms
BFU President and member of UEFA Executive Committee Borislav Mihaylov took part in the 41st Ordinary UEFA Congress which was held in Helsinki, Finland. The Congres has unanimously approved all the governance reforms proposed by UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin. The goal is UEFA to become an even stronger and more transparent governing body in the years to come.
Commenting on the unanimous approval of the congress, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said:
“I am delighted that our member associations have shown such tremendous support to these good governance proposals. I am looking forward to continue working closely with them and other football stakeholders to safeguard the future of football. “We should not be afraid of taking the responsibility of meeting the challenges of tomorrow and working to rebuild our image, restore our credibility and strengthen our legitimacy as an organisation.”
Announcing that UEFA would be allocating an additional €1m solidarity payment to each member association for the current cycle, as a result of excellent financial results in national team competitions such as UEFA EURO 2016, Mr Ceferin said that such funding would continue in the future.
The Congress ratified several statutory changes as follows:
• Introduction of term limits for the UEFA President and members of the UEFA Executive Committee, with the possibility to serve for a maximum of three four-year terms
• Candidates for (re-)election on the UEFA Executive Committee must hold an active office (president, vice-president, general secretary or CEO) in their respective national association
• Granting of two full member positions on the UEFA Executive Committee to representatives of the European Club Association (ECA)
• Strengthening of the UEFA Governance and Compliance Committee with the additional appointment of two independent members to the current three-men body
• Inclusion of a specific article in the UEFA Statutes to ensure that venues for all UEFA competitions are selected in a fully objective manner through a transparent bidding process
• Inclusion of a specific article in the UEFA Statutes to put ethics and good governance as a statutory objective of UEFA
• Allow experts from national associations to chair UEFA Committees
Elections for eight seats on the UEFA Executive Committee for the 2017-21 period also took place, and the following members were (re-)elected for four-year terms: Karl-Erik Nilsson (Sweden), John Delaney (Rep. of Ireland), Michele Uva (Italy), Zbigniew Boniek (Poland), Reinhard Grindel (Germany), David Gill (England), Michael van Praag (Netherlands), Servet Yard?mc? (Turkey).
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