The President and the Director General of the EBU have reacted strongly to the new media bill signed by the President of Poland. It is because of this that various media reported that EBU is considering to expel the Polish national television and radio – all of which got officially denied by the EBU.
EBU tweeted on their official account that contrary to recent reports, the EBU isn’t considering expelling Polskie Radio, nor TVP, but that they are concerned about the new media law in Poland. Thus the participation of Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016 is not endangered, and will happen as planned. An official confirmation came through the Eurovision Twitter:
— Eurovision (@Eurovision) January 13, 2016
After a two year break from the Contest in 2012 and 2013, Poland qualified for the Grand Final in the past two years, and managed to finish in 14th place in 2014 with Donatan & Cleo and their song “Slavic Girls”, and 23rd last year in Vienna with Monika Kuszynska and her song “In The Name Of Love”. TVP will be selecting their entry for Eurovision 2016 in Stockholm internally once again.