Eurovision explains the refusal of Kosovo flag

 Eurovision organizers have confirmed to Radio Free Europe that the ban on the use of the flag of Kosovo during the final of Eurosong nights UNMIK is not against the state of Kosovo or a specific territory, but has to do with the general rules.

Through a written response to Radio Free Europe, the media manager of Eurovision, Paul Jordan, said that such a rule applies to the flag of Scotland.

Kosovo's flag would not be in the hands of the audience during the final two nights to be held in Stockholm, Sweden.

Under the new regulation, the flags that could be used in the Eurovision are solely those of the member states of the United Nations, then the flags of the participating countries in Eurovision or those who have already participated, as Turkey, Portugal and Romania.

"Politics is not about flags directed against any organization or territory. If flags published on documents have hurt someone, we feel regret," said Jordan.

Also, will also banned  local, regional or provincial flags, as well as flags who propagate commercial content or hatred and discrimination.

However, in Pristina the decision to ban the Kosovo flag at Eurovision is met with disappointment and deep regret.

Public Television of Kosovo as part of the European Broadcasting Union, EBU expressed its deeply concern that Kosovo flag can not be flattered fluttered in this festival.

"We want to make clear to the Reference Group of the Eurovision Song Contest that Kosovo is recognized by 120 countries. The people of Kosovo is proving as peaceful people and the Republic of Kosovo has never presented a thread to anyone, and has been open to all," management said in his response to RTK.

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