After the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture of Poland Piotr Glinski, opposes the decision of the EBU to remove the organization of Eurovision 2023 from Ukraine.
In an official statement signed by the Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, the President of the country’s Public Television and the member of its Board of Directors stressed that they support the request of Ukraine for more time before the EBU makes its final decision. from all parties involved to ensure a model for Eurovision 2023, in which the participation as much as possible is made by Ukrainian producers, artists and of course the public.
The Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the TVP (Telewizja Polska) Management Board express their regret over the fact that the European Broadcasting Union decided to take away the right to organize the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023 from the Ukrainian public broadcaster UA:PBC and started talks on the organization of this event with BBC.
We support the position of UA:PBC and the Ukrainian authorities, in which they call for negotiations on the organization of the competition with the participation of representatives of the winning country of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.We declare our continuous 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 participation of Ukrainian artists and producers as well as the audience from Ukraine.Piotr Gliński – Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of PolandJacek Kurski – President of the Management Board of TVP
Mateusz Matyszkowicz – Member of the Management Board of TVP