A few days after the Eurovision 2022 Grand Final, EBU issued an announcement regarding voting irregularities during Semi-Final 2 ,in which the Romanian jury was among the juries detected for “irregular voting patterns”. The national broadcaster of Romania, TVR, has publicly reacted against the decision and the CEO of the broadcaster stated that participation for next year was up for a debate, while an online poll was launched asking audience members to vote if they want Romania to participate again in the contest.
The CEO of TVR, Dan Turturică, has made some further comments on the issue, saying that Romanian television is considering suing the European Broadcasting Union after the situation in the Eurovision final. He believes that EBU changed the rules “during the game” and he adds that currently an internal investigation is conducted by TVR, to identify why the Romanian jury votes were invalid while decisions will be made on the situation.
Mr. Turturică also added that while TVR is analyzing the regulations, there needs to be a careful treatment without damaging the relationship of the broadcaster with EBU.
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