Retail NI Expresses Disappointment with European Capital of Culture Decision

Retail NI has expressed disappointment with the decision of the European Commission not to proceed with the Belfast/Derry application for European Capital of Culture.

Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

“Retail NI is a strong supporter for Belfast and Derry to secure the title of European Capital of Culture. To have achieved this would be a game changer, not just for our two main cities, but also potentially for our wider NI economy”

“Previous experience shows that securing the European Capital of Culture title can act as a catalyst to supporting the social, cultural, economic and physical regeneration of the wider region”

‘We urge the UK Government to challenge this unfair decision and for the European Commission to think again”


Glyn Roberts 07515 710517