Wednesday, April 20 2016 23:35 EEST
Romania says it has been warned it could be excluded from this year’s Eurovision song contest
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Romania may be excluded from the Eurovision song contest because of debts. Romanian national television station TVR amassed a debt of €10m to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

According to Romania-Insider, Romanian representative at Eurovision, Ovidiu Anton, could be excluded from the song contest due to the debt of the Romanian TV channel TVR to the event organizers.

The European Broadcasting Union stated that the debt of the Romanian side has grown for the last eight years.

According to the EBU, the television station TVR amassed a debt of €10m. In this case, Romania risks not being accepted on the Eurovision stage. Moreover, it may be not allowed to receive the satellite signal to broadcast the contest.

At the present time, the Romanian authorities and EBU are continuing the negotiations. Besides, the TVR channel representatives said that they would do everything possible for the Romanian participation in Eurovision 2016 to take place.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2016 will be the 61st edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.

It will take place in the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden, following Sweden's victory at the 2015 contest in Vienna with the song "Heroes", performed by Måns Zelmerlöw.

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