"I am convinced the new format will give the Uefa Europa League a successful new impetus," said Uefa president Michel Platini.
"These changes will improve this historic competition, which is very important for Uefa and for European football as it gives more fans, players and clubs the thrill of European club football."
A statement on the Uefa website adds: "The new name and logo will help underline the tournament's special character and unique sporting appeal.
"Uefa's ambition in making these changes is to rejuvenate the competition in the light of the new European football landscape, which has shifted significantly with the continued success of the Champions League, so that the Uefa Europa League can establish itself as a major competition."
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