Brexit: EU cancels Britain’s hosting of European capital of culture

Britain will not be allowed to host the European Capital of Culture as planned in 2023 after Brexit, despite the scheme being open to countries that aren’t in the EU, Brussels has said.
The UK had been scheduled to host the capital in 2023 with candidate cities including Leeds, Dundee, Nottingham, Milton Keynes, and Belfast/Derry having prepared bids at taxpayers’ expense.
However the European Commission, which administers the scheme, said in a letter to the British government reported by Politico Europe that UK access would be “discontinued” following the Brexit vote.
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