Petition for San Marino

by Stella Floras 62 views

An online petition has been created by concerned Eurovision Song Contest fans in order to put pressure on San Marino officials, so that the European microstate participates at the next Eurovision Song Contest. The creators wish to have the Italian language represented in the contest and they feel that, at the same time, tourism and the economy of the European microstate will be promoted inside Europe.

As revealed last month by, the state's broadcaster SMRTV is not averse to the idea of joining the Eurovision Song Contest. Actually, they were considering trying it last year but the project was shelved under pressure from the shareholders, including Italian national broadcaster, RAI.

So, local fans have decided to take action and they created an online petition which they aim to include in the dossier they will submit to politicians and the press. "They should understand that Eurovision is a strong way to promote a republic so close to the Riviera of Rimini. The Riviera has become one of the most important holiday resorts, attracting an increasing number of tourists from Eastern Europe that hardly know what and where San Marino is." Marco, the organiser of the petitionsays. And he asks for the assistance of fans from all over Europe to put pressure on local authorities.Already, 400 fans have signed the petition, which is expected to be popular amongst locals and Eurovision Song Contest fans.

You can sign the petition here.

Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.