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Influence of European Political and Legal System on Social and Economic Aspects of UEFA’s Activity
Commercialization and politicization are the two processes currently dominating the development of football in Europe. Being a key governing and decision-making body in this field UEFA has to consider complicated overlapping interests of a growing number of pressure groups to work out and implement the most efficient policies. The European Union has become a very important agent in this sphere and now takes an active part in determining the future of football’s development in the region, trying to use it as a vehicle of Europeanization by the means of a special sports model. In this paper the author tries to identify the real interests of all the actors involved in decision-making in the field of football, emphasizing the role of the EU, to find possible ways of transforming the existing sport model and determine the role of UEFA in this process.