The British media report that the European Union is working in an effort for Brussels to host Eurovision 2023, in an attempt to hold the competition in the capital of Europe, since it can not take place in Ukraine.
With the EBU announcing that Ukraine will not be hosting Eurovision 2023 and that the EBU will begin discussions with the United Kingdom, many cities across the country have expressed interest in hosting the competition.
However, the Guardian reports that the European Union is working on an effort to host the 2023 contest in Brussels. This choice would symbolize that the Belgian capital, the capital of Europe, hosts the competition on behalf of Ukraine as a gesture of solidarity from all Europeans, who gave victory to Ukraine, with the record of votes in televoting.
On Friday, the European Commission recommended to the Council of the European Union that granting candidate status to both Ukraine and Moldova be an important step for both nations on their path to full EU membership.
Brussels previously hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 1987. At present, Brussels has two possible venues if this offer goes ahead. The first is the Forest National / Vorst Nationaal in Forest / Vorst in the southern suburbs of the capital Brussels. The venue can accommodate up to 8,000 spectators. The second part is Palais 12 / Paleis 12 in Heysel in the north of the city. Originally built in 1989 but renovated in 2013, the venue can accommodate up to 15,000 spectators and is one of the largest interiors in Belgium.
So far no one from the EBU, the EU, the Belgian government, the VRT or the RTBF has commented on these reports.
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