NDR have confirmed to Eurovoix.com that Germany will not participate in Junior Eurovision 2014. Germany was due to take part in the first contest in 2003 but withdrew and again in 2004 was due to take part but withdrew saying that:
Germany did not join the Junior Eurovision Song Contest because no TV professional believes in a success of the existing concept under the specific German market conditions.
Germany along with Hungary sent observers to the 2013 contest in Kiev with the intention to take part in the contest in the coming years. We understand that it seems likely now Germany will observe the 2014 contest with the intention of taking part in 2015 if they are satisfied with the contest.