In the EBU said that the rules of «Eurovision» revise annually

© 2017 AFP / Fabrice Coffrini the Headquarters of the European broadcasting Union. Archival photoIn the EBU said that the rules of «Eurovision» revise annually© 2017 AFP / Fabrice Coffrini

The rules of the international song contest «Eurovision» are reviewed annually, informed RIA Novosti the European broadcasting Union (EBU), while not specifying what changes to the regulations were introduced this year.

The German TV station ARD, citing a document submitted ЕBU broadcasting companies, broadcasting the contest, said that the Union has amended the rules of the music competition «Eurovision». As noted in the message, the conflict between Ukraine and Russia showed that the competition should not be politicized and used as a tool of manipulation, and neglect of these principles in the future will face disqualification all participants and the participating broadcasters. In addition, under the new rules, all parties involved in the competition must ensure that «none of the participants or members of delegations no reason to impose a ban on his entry into the country.»

«Every year the EBU is revising the rules and regulations of the contest «Eurovision» and, if necessary, adjustments are made. This is done for the smooth conduct of the competition, in order to keep it fair for the participating broadcasters and to ensure that the competition brought joy to millions of viewers around the world», — reported in the EBU, without specifying what changes were made to the rules of the competition this year.

«Eurovision-2017» was held in may in Kiev. To represent Russia at the competition was Yulia Samoilova with a song about love the Flame Is Burning, but the security Service of Ukraine has banned the actress entry into the country for three years because of her performances in the Crimea. The European broadcasting Union offered Russia to broadcast the contest via a satellite or to change the participant. On the First channel called these options unacceptable and in this situation did not consider it possible to broadcast the contest. The next contest will be held in may 2018 in Portugal.