The UEFA Executive Committee met yesterday in St Julian's, Malta, under the chairmanship of UEFA President Michel Platini, and took the following decisions:
The approval of a €2m donation to the UEFA Foundation for Children, in order to help child migrants in Europe and beyond. The UEFA Foundation for Children, which was established on 24 April 2015, will work on several initiatives aimed at improving the lives of children affected by the current movement of mass migration. Further details on the initiatives supported will be communicated by the Foundation in due course. UEFA President Michel Platini said: "We have made this donation to the UEFA Foundation for Children in an effort to help those who are in distress as a result of the migrant crisis. We hope these funds will be able to make a valuable contribution to initiatives aimed at helping the living conditions of child migrants in Europe and beyond."
The appointment of the former Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme as chief investigator of the Club Financial Control Body (CFCB). Mr Leterme currently serves as secretary general of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), as well as deputy general secretary of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). As chief investigator of the CFCB, Yves Leterme will be at the forefront of monitoring the compliance of clubs with the UEFA financial fair play regulations.
The appointment of UEFA's Executive Committee member František Laurinec as special representative for football in Crimea. Mr Laurinec will continue to work closely with the local federation to ensure the development of football.
The submission of the request from the Football Federation of Kosovo for UEFA membership to the next UEFA Ordinary Congress in 2016 for a decision on admission.
The approval of amendments to the Regulations of the 2013–15 UEFA European Qualifying Competition for the 7th FIFA Women's World Cup, and specifically for the European play-off matches for the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016. The four teams involved – the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland – will contest play-off matches in the form of a mini-tournament, which will take place in the Netherlands between 2 and 9 March 2016. The winning team will qualify for the Women's Olympic Football Tournament in 2016, alongside the other two European representatives France and Germany.
The next meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee will take place on 11 December in Paris, on the eve of the UEFA EURO 2016 final round draw in the French capital.
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