Ukraine may fail to host the Eurovision-2017, - acting head of NTU

Source : 112 Ukraine

Just a few weeks are left to catch up with the schedule of contest preparations
16:27, 27 November 2016

Open source

Ukraine could lose the right to host the Eurovision Song Contest-2017 due to delay of organization. This was told by the Acting Head of the National Television Company of Ukraine, Alexander Harebin, "TSN" reports.

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"In early October, the European Broadcasting Union, as the owner of the "Eurovision" brand, has given NTU a red card in deadlines and actually disrupting preparations for Eurovision contest," he said. Among reasons for that, Harebin named bureaucracy, inadequate legislation and dismissive attitude of some officials to the competition.

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At the same time, Harebin assured that they caught up in October, and the backlog reduced from three months to one. Therefore, Ukraine is now behind schedule, but not so much. The final decision whether Ukraine will host Eurovision, shall be taken by the European Broadcasting Union on the General Assembly, which will take place on  December 8.

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