The meeting of jury on revealing Azerbaijani entry for Eurovision 2017 took place on March 5.
Event Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest Sietse Bakker has commented on the raising of the flag of the so-called Nagorno-Karbakah Republic during the first semifinal by the Armenian representative.
The EBU and the Reference Group, the governing body of the Eurovision Song Contest, strongly condemn the brandishing of the Nagorno-Karabakh flag in the Green Room during the live transmission of the first Semi Final on 10 May and considers the flag's appearance in the transmission harmful to the Eurovision Song Contest brand.
The EBU has withdrawn member services from Romanian public service broadcaster Televiziunea Română (TVR) following the non-payment of debts totalling CHF 16 million.
Swedish broadcaster SVT will host a gala opening ceremony for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, which will be divided into two parts, includeing the red carpet and the opening reception.