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Margaritis Schinas sent a letter to the EBU about the flags at Eurovision 2024

Margaritis Schinas has finally sent a letter to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) for deciding to ban EU flags during the Eurovision final on Saturday. “It is outrageous what the EBU has done,” he said, stressing that the EBU's decision to ban flags other than those of participating countries “for the first time” was untimely given the European elections next month and at a time when thousands Georgian protesters were gathering in the streets of Tbilisi, to support the democratic values ​​that the EU stands for. “I can't find a logical explanation why the EBU is doing this. And what does that serve? Less than a month to the Euro elections, who wins from the banning of the EU flag from Eurovision? Only the Eurosceptics and the enemies of Europe”, he characteristically said. Also, a spokesman for the commission's president, Ursula von der Leyen, also criticized the EBU's move, saying: “It is certainly regrettable to ban the flag, which […]
Source: News Beast

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