The European Curling Federation held it´s general annual assembly in Sofia and then decided that the 2008 European Championhips will be played in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. Örnsköldsvik, or just Ö-vik as the people there are saying, is situated on the Swedish east coast, about 600 kilometres north of Stockholm. The town has one of the best ice hockey teams in Sweden, MoDo, where famous players like Peter Forsberg and Markus Näslund started their career. But the Örnsköldsvik Curling Club has also produced talents as the 2004 World Junior Champions of Team Niklas Edin.
Since earlier it is decided that the European Championships in 2005 will take place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, in 2006 Basle, Switzerland and 2007 in Andorra, the small country between France and Spain.
The ECF annual assembly also re-elected their President Malcolm Richardson of Scotland, Vice-President Dieter Kolb of Germany and Secretary/Treasurer Saskia Krügl of Germany.
Members at large became Urs Müller, Switzerland, Leif Öhman, Sweden and Ainslie M. Smith of Scotland.
Regional representatives were Olli Rissanen, Finland of Northern Europe, John Brown, England of United Kingdom, Andrew Ferguson-Smith, Andorra of Central Europa and Konstantin Zadvornov, Russia of Eastern Europe.