NERIT the national broadcaster of Greece has informed Eurovoix.com that Greece will not take part in Junior Eurovision 2014. This news comes as a shock due to the announcement in May that Greece would be returning the contest for the first time since 2008.
Artei Kalesaki from the Public Relations Department at NERIT told us that:
Following a discussion with our administration , we would like to inform you that NERIT is not planning to participate in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014.
A reason as to why Greece will not take part in this years contest was not given by NERIT. This decision brings the number of participating countries back down to 9, however Cyprus will still be returning to the contest after withdrawing following the 2009 contest.