Breaking News: FIBA and Slovenia reach an agreement for Eurobasket 2013

According to the latest news from Slovenia, FIBA Europe and the Slovenian government have reached an agreement that will see Slovenia hosting Eurobasket 2013.

The decision was reached in a meeting between Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor and the Slovenian Minister of Education and Sports Igot Luksic. It is speculated that the 180 degrees turn of the Slovenian government regarding the financing of the tournament was a result of the public outcry in the previous days.

The agreement will be written down and ratified tomorrow. Slovenia has lowered the organising fee down to 3 million euros, from 6.5 millions it was projected to be (the price was initially set at 8 millions).

More to follow as soon when more details are known…