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Kharkiv in Ukraine to receive 2010 Europe Prize during ceremony

Strasbourg, 19.08.2010 – A parliamentary delegation led by Mevlüt Çavusoglu, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), and the Chairman of the PACE Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize, Axel Fischer (Germany, EPP/CD), will present the 2010 Europe Prize to Kharkiv’s Mayor, Gennadiy Kernes (Ukraine), at a ceremony on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 August.

Kharkiv is the first Ukrainian town to receive this honour and the 66th winning town since the prize was created in 1955.

The prize – awarded annually by the PACE Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs – honours towns and cities for their active promotion of the European ideal, such as twinnings, European events and exchange visits. It consists of a trophy, a medal, a diploma and a scholarship to be spent on a study visit within Europe for young people from the winning town.