Eurovision 2005: EBU and NTU to meet soon

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The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Ukraine broadcaster NTU will meet within a few weeks to discuss “every detail to know about how to host the Eurovision Song Contest”. Svante Stockselius, Eurovision Song Contest Supervisor at the EBU, said that to

“Traditionally, the EBU invited the public broadcaster of the winning country to Geneva, where we will discuss everything they need to know to host next year's Eurovision Song Contest”, Stockselius said.

It seems that the EBU, NTU and the Ukraine governement are confident about the possibilities for the 50th edition of the contest. The Eurovision Song Contest Supervisor said that “an EBU delegation will visit Ukraine in June to talk about all possibilities”, and thereby immediately denied all rumours about Greece hosting next year's contest. Yesterday, press agency Anatolya wrote that Ukraine refused the offer to host next year's show, just as Serbia & Montenegro. And that's how the mythe ended..

The Natsionalna Telekompanya Ukraïny, abbreviated NTU, has to come up with a proper plan for next year's contest before 1st of August. As soon as the EBU approved the plan, NTU's host broadcaster status for 2005 is official. And that's the way it goes.. every year!

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