Kosovo and Spain are both calling for changes to the rules announced yesterday regarding flags banned from this years contest.
The rules released yesterday specifically ban the flags of disputed territories as well as regional or local flags on competing countries. Two flags which were specifically banned this year are those of Kosovo and Basque. RTVE of Spain has asked for the removal of the Basque flag from the list, the broadcaster has requested an explanation as to why the Basque flag has been banned this year.
Furthermore RTK the national broadcaster of RTK has questioned why their flag is not allowed to be seen at the contest. Kosovo is currently recognised as an independent state by 102 countries including 30 of this years competing countries in the contest.