Croatia opts out of Eurovision 2014

Croatia will not participate in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Broadcaster HRT officially declared this news today. The financial instability of the broadcaster is named as the prior reason for this decision.

“After May 2014, we will evaluate of both financial resources and public involvement are sufficient for re-entering the contest,” the HRT stated. Croatia reached the final for the last time in 2009, when Igor Cukrov received a juries wildcard.