In a email from NRK today they have outlined their opinions on Junior Eurovision and Melodi Grand Prix Nordic. Here is what the email said:
MGPjr is an autonomous project that is twice as large as the other Nordic countries. Therefore, it is not necessary to have an international event other than it‘s fun. It is associated with high costs of sending a Norwegian delegation abroad and this year was no funds for this. We are rather large in our national event on 3-9.
In regards to MGP Noridc here is a clarification on their stance:
MGP NORDIC was a Nordic cooperation, which eventually started the JESC.
JESC developed in an adult towards the cultivation of children’s idols, why did the Nordic countries back to the original plan.It was DR who withdrew, and SVT enrolled in JESC (as one of the few western countries) So it was impossible for Finland and Norway to arrange Nordic longer.