KYIV, UKRAINE – During the two dress rehearsals today I was shocked seen the national broadcaster aired the post card of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia as “Macedonia”.
I am sorry to have upset the fans from Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (especially since I am Greek) but we all have to understand that the country (whether some like it or not) is member of the EBU (not to mention United Nations or Council of Europe) under the name F.Y.R. Macedonia.
While NTU and EBU were supervising the two dress rehearsals we notified and complained to them about this and later tonight we received an official answer from NTU that this was a mistake and it’s already corrected for tomorrow’s live show. Personally I would like to thank NTU for checking on this!