The Spanish city of Donostia-San Sebastián was recommended for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2016 by an independent selection panel. It will host the title along with Wrocław in Poland. The formal nomination by the EU’s Council of Ministers will take place in May 2012.
European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou congratulated Donostia-San Sebastián and expressed her hope that this will make the most of this unique opportunity to bring long-term cultural, economic and social benefits to the city and its surrounding area.
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