Greek participation agreed with EBU?

Initial fears that Greece might not be able to make it to Copenhagen in May have been steadily receding as rumours of a national final circulated in recent weeks. Now it has been reported that the country’s interim state broadcaster has made a special agreement with the EBU so that the country can participate in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.

There are certain requirements that a broadcaster has to satisfy before it can be accepted by the EBU to enter the Eurovision Song Contest. A proper replacement for ERT, the former Greek state broadcaster shut down by the government last June, is not expected for some time. As a result, there had been concern that the country might
not be able to participate in the upcoming Eurovision.

However, after rumours that artists had been approached to take part in a Greek national final, it is now reported that the EBU has accepted governmental guarantees so that Greece can be accepted to participate. It would appear that the interim broadcaster, Dimosia Tileorasi (Public Television), will take on the organizational decisions necessary until NERIT, the intended fully functioning state broadcaster is in place and running.

It has to be noted that there does not appear to be an official announcement by Dimosia Tileorasi at the time of writing this article.

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Source:, eurovisionary
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