EU ORDERS RE-STATUING B&W HALLERNE
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – The venue of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, B&H Hallerne, will be returned to its original form of a shipyard, in accordance with European Union directives.
The old shipyard in the Danish capital was turned into a Eurovision hall for the contest but as soon as the winner was announced, work on dismantling the stage began.
EU policy states that public funds should not be used to renovate privately owned facilities, like the B&H Hallerne.
This means that apart from the actual stage and seating being removed, all newly paved roads must also be demolished and cabling, which allowed Internet access, removed.
The budget for adapting the hall was exceeded by 2.5 million euros and totaled 9 million euros. Politicians are seeking a solution to bypass EU regulations in order for the money not to go to waste.