Warsaw, Mar 29 (IANS): About 29 percent of Poles believe the country is well prepared for Euro 2012 Football Championship in June, while 20 percent think otherwise and 51 percent do not have an opinion on the matter, an IQS Group survey for the daily Puls Biznesu shows.
According to the survey, Poles also praised new sports infrastructure, hotels and airports but criticize delayed road construction and outdated railway system, Xinhua quoted the daily as sayingwrote.
According to the Globalisation Institute if the tournament is treated like a purely commercial event, it will be a financial disaster.
"But in the long run it will have positive effects. In the years 2008-2020 the tournament should boost Poland's GDP growth by 2.1 percent. And this is a strong impulse," the daily wrote quoting Adam Czerniak, a Kredyt Bank analyst, who co-authored a report on the tournament influence on the economy.
The 16-nation Euro 2012 soccer championships, which run from for June 8 to July 1, 2012, will take place in four Polish cities of Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw and Poznan as well as four Ukrainian cities of Kiev, Lvov, Donetsk and Kharkov.