EBU to review flag policy following controversy with EU symbol at Eurovision Song Contest

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest, have clarified that they never intended to disrespect the flag of the European Union. In a letter to European Commissioner Margaritis Schinas, who expressed dissatisfaction after an EU flag was banned from the arena in Malmö, Sweden during the song festival, the EBU stated that they will review their flag policy ahead of the next edition of the festival.

The incident involved a Romanian individual working for the European liberals who was not allowed to bring his EU flag into the hall on Saturday. The individual, Dorin Frasineanu, shared his frustrations on X, revealing that security deemed the flag to be too “political.” Commissioner Schinas, responsible for ‘the European way of life,’ promptly responded with a letter to the EBU seeking clarification.

In their response that Schinas shared on X, the EBU emphasized that they value the EU flag as an important symbol of European unity and solidarity. Despite enforcing a policy that only allows the flags of participating countries and the rainbow flag in the hall, the EBU noted that the EU flag had been allowed in previous editions of the contest. However, due to security concerns and

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