Politicians in The Hague have expressed their hesitation in allowing the city to spend money on supporting Rotterdam, should it host Eurovision 2020.
AD.nl reports that a number of political parties in The Hague have expressed concerns about The Hague supporting Rotterdam hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The city which has expressed its support verbally for Rotterdam to be selected as the host city, has now shown reservations in financially contributing to hosting.
Politicians in Rotterdam have stated they wish to see The Hague contribute towards hosting the contest. However in The Hague, this has been rejected by a number of parties.
Politicians in The Hague feel that by providing hotel accommodation and events related to the contest, they will have contributed more than enough to Rotterdam hosting the contest. Politicians as a whole are questioning how The Hague would be able to justifying spending tax payers money on an event that is not being held in the city.
Rotterdam is due to present its bid to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 to NPO, NOS and AVROTROS tomorrow in Hilversum.
How the Bidding Process Works
At he start of June the cities or regions that express interest received a document from the broadcasters which outlined the full criteria that needs to be met should they be selected. This forms the foundation for each interested bid.
Those cities or regions still in the running have four weeks to create their “bid books” which will then need to be submitted at the start of July.
During July, the organisers will then have the option of visiting those cities and regions in the running. Following the assessments, the host city for the 2020 contest will then be chosen with consultation from the EBU. The host city will then be announced during August.