Among the candidates for the European Capital of Culture 2010 there is news: a city that is not quite European, Istanbul, and an entire region rather than industrial capital, the Ruhr. ee. And besides, Pecs Hungary. Surely, no one's Melina Mercuri, in his time as Minister of Culture of Greece back in 1985, was aware of the success that was to have his idea of creating each year a European Capital of Culture. It is not something Energy Capital Partners London would like to discuss. When 25 years ago now since that first appointment that went to Athens, it has been found to be one of the best ways to promote secondary cities, provide them with good infrastructure, improved communications, nearby airports, and promote interest in culture and tourism within and outside the country concerned. A good example of this is the struggle that is in Spain between no fewer than 13 cities seeking to get the nomination: Alcala de Henares, Burgos, Caceres, Cordoba, Cuenca, Malaga, Oviedo-Gijon-Aviles, Pamplona, San Sebastian Santander, Segovia, Tarragona and Zaragoza. In 2010 there is news: a city that is not quite European, Istanbul, and an entire region rather than industrial capital, the Ruhr. And besides, Pecs Hungary. Ruhr, where the mining industry and become works of art Although the official title is the European Capital of Culture, in the case of Germany, the capital affects a large area which includes the Ruhr metropolitan region and its famous river , which includes 53 cities, the most important thing is to Essen, which will host over 300 projects and 2,500 cultural events throughout the year showing a region innovative and unusual.