A few days after the EBU’s announcement that Ukraine will be unable to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, Ukraine’s neighboring country Poland, and its broadcaster TVP alongside the Polish Ministry of Culture call on EBU to restart negotiations with UA:PBC in regards to hosting Eurovision 2023.
“We support the position of UA:PBC and the Ukrainian authorities”
In a short statement released by TVP, the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and TVP deplore the EBU for taking away UA:PBC’s right in hosting Eurovision 2023. This makes TVP the first broadcaster to publicly expressed its support for UA:PBC.
We support the position of AU: PBC and the Ukrainian authorities, in which they call for negotiations on the organization of the competition with the participation of representatives of the country-winner of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
We assure you of our continued support for the Ukrainian public broadcaster in the search for such an organizational model for next year’s Eurovision 2023 competition, which will take into account the largest possible share of Ukrainian creators and producers as well as the audience from this country.
The joint statement was signed by the following members of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and board members of TVP.
- Piotr Gliński – Vice President of the Council of Ministers, Minister of Culture and National Heritage
- Jacek Kurski – President of the Management Board of TVP
- Mateusz Matyszkowicz – Member of the Management Board of TVP
Since the announcement of EBU’s decision, UA:PBC has released a statement where they expressed their disappointment over the EBU’s decision.
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News Source: TVP
Photo Credit: EBU/Andres Putting