Kosovo – An interesting tweet by the Kosovan Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs during the Eurovision Song Contest has got the rumour mill going with him claiming Kosovo will somehow be represented next year. It is not known yet in what capacity they may be participating and The Minister is not telling as yet. He tweeted on the 23rd May…
Kosovo was represented this year in the press centre by fan Erdi Terjeci, and his flag could be seen on several broadcasts of the live shows.
Albert Limani, another Eurovision superfan back home in Kosovo, is behind the biggest popular campaign to get his country a spot in the show.You can follow his campaign to get Kosovo into Eurovision on Facebook here or Twitter: @esckosovo
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Petrit Selimi was in Vienna for a meeting about Kosovo’s OSCE integration.
Selimi told BuzzFeed News that a delegation would be in town to watch the Eurovision song contest, and that they are hoping to send an entry as early as next year. Mentor Shala, director general of Kosovo’s public broadcaster RTK, was also be at the final, but in a personal capacity.
Selimi said that participation is also conditioned by membership of the Council of Europe (COE).
“This is why we are working very hard to apply for membership to COE this year so we enable a process by which Kosovo will be present in Eurovision Song Contest already next year,” he explained.
RTK has shown interest into obtaining active EBU membership. However, they have yet to fulfil all the criteria set by the EBU for admission.