VRT the Flemish broadcaster in Belgium has confirmed that they have no plans to return to Junior Eurovision in 2016.
Belgium is one of the five countries that contest supervisor Jon Ola Sand stated discussions were on going with regarding participation in this years contest. With VRT now stating that they are not returning to the contest this year, it appears that the EBU are only in discussions with RTBF the French language broadcaster. VRT was in charge of Belgian participation in Junior Eurovision in 2003 and from 2006 onwards. Belgium last participated in the contest in 2012 where Fabian finished 5th with 72 points.
To date 11 countries have confirmed their participation in Junior Eurovision 2016.