Romanian Eurofans are breathing a sigh of relief tonight. Broadcaster TVR has announced that it has reached an agreement with the EBU, putting the past issues over its debt (not to mention a bit of bad blood) behind, and that Romania is returning to the Eurovision stage. Good thing they applied for the comeback last month!
After missing last year’s Eurovision in Stockholm because of huge financial debts to the EBU, TVR is happy to be present in Kyiv for Eurovision 2017. To make sure that Romania can keep its house in order — and to prevent poor management from staging a comeback of its own — the European Broadcasting Union will provide a free of charge consultancy. #ComeTogether, y’all.
In a statement published by Eurovision Romania on Facebook tonight, TVR announced that the remaining 10-million euro debt would be paid in installments over the next three years.
Moreover, Irina Radu, TVR general manager, vows to bring back the Romanian public television station to its days of glory of ten years ago. Yay!
There are no further details regarding Romania’s national selection for 2017 yet, but we will bring them to you as soon as they are made available.
Meanwhile, are you happy that the EBU has forgiven TVR and that Romania is back in the Eurovision family? Who would you like to represent the Eastern European country?