Ukraine hotel prices for Euro 2012 still an issue


KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Officials say that curbing hotel prices in Ukraine and coordinating services in Poland are the main challenges remaining with the European Championship kicking off in little more than 100 days.

Euro 2012 operations director Martin Kallen said on Monday that preparations for the tournament by both host nations are "under control," but that very high prices in some hotels in Ukraine may give the country and the tournament a bad image.

Kallen says he has held talks on the issue.

In Poland, the head of the organizing body, Marcin Herra, says his main concern is to ensure that transport, accommodation, information and security coordinate smoothly.

Euro 2012 starts June 8 with Poland playing Greece in Warsaw.