A contest of musical performers “Eurovision-2017″ unable to move from Kiev to Moscow because of bureaucratic delays and financial difficulties in Ukraine, says German newspaper Bild. In late November, Ukraine has received a final warning from the European broadcasting Union, which owns the brand of “Eurovision”.
The decision to hold the song contest in Kiev, or the transfer of the EMU should be adopted by the General Assembly on 8 December. Local police said that going “debate” on Moscow as a possible venue, although a decision is still pending.
In the final of “Eurovision 2016″, which was held in may in Sweden, won the Ukrainian singer Jamala. Accordingly, Ukraine has received the right to host the contest next year. Second place was taken by Australian singer Demi Them, the third Russian Sergey Lazarev. As reminds “Interfax”, Australia for the agreement cannot claim that the contest was held on its territory because of the time difference. Thus, Russia gets the right to apply for the contest in the spring of 2017 if the organisers deem the efforts of Ukraine is insufficient.
Bild said that for Ukraine it would be doubly frustrating, as the country won the right to host the contest after the execution of the previous “Eurovision” in Sweden, singer Jamala songs “1944”, which many considered anti-Russian. It told about the deportation of Tatars from Crimea under Stalin.
As reported, the EMU has previously warned Kyiv about the risk of moving the contest due to bureaucratic delays.
Deputy Director of the National television company of Ukraine Viktoriya Romanova said that the authorities have already granted for the organization of the contest of 15 million euros. This amount is less than usually spend the competition from 17 to 25 million Another 10-14 million Euro allocates the EMU.