The Belarusian Foundation for Cultural Solidarity wrote a letter to the European Language Union (EMU) asking for a suspension of Belteleradiocompany from membership in the organization and, as a result, from participation in Eurovision-2021. The text of the letter was published on the foundation's Facebook page.
In the message, the foundation addressed the President of the EMU Dolphin Ernotte Kunchi, Vice President Peter Dvorak, and CEO Noel Carran with a proposal to review the terms of cooperation with Belteleradiocompany.
In particular, they are to forbid the state Belarusian broadcaster to determine the participant at the Eurovision Song Contest and to broadcast the contest itself, which will be held this year in Rotterdam. The Coordinating Council of the Belarusian Opposition, the People's Anti-Crisis Department, and Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya personally expressed their support for the initiative.
As we reported earlier, for the first time ever, Junior Eurovision will be hosted by France.
“This is a strong new initiative for us, which underscores the importance France Télévisions attaches to Eurovision, the EBU and Europe. Let us all hope that Eurovision 2021 can take place under normal conditions in France and it will be a time of great celebrations for many Europeans,” the statement said.