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ESC Reporter | March 23, 2017

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Host city selection for Eurovision 2017 delayed indefinitely

Host city selection for Eurovision 2017 delayed indefinitely

| On 27, Jul 2016

After the EBU and Organizing Committee for Eurovision 2017 visited the three finalist cities of Kyiv, Odesa, and Dnipro, it looks like there is now a indefinite delay in the announcement.

Minister of Culture, Yevhen Nyshchuk, stated, “Today the city has not been decided, due to the nature of financial difficulties.”

Nyshchuk continued to mention that it is regarding financial guarantees. No specifics were given, and no date of the host city annoucement has been given.

Kyiv, Dnipro, and Odesa are in the running to host Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine. All three cities have drawbacks to hosting that need to be addressed before the city is chosen.

Director General Zurab Alasania stated that one city has too few hotel rooms (Dnipro), one has a sporting event at the same time as Eurovision 2017 (Kyiv), and one has questions regarding the relationship between the local authorities and their opposition (Odesa).

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