Like last year there are more and more countries to stop participating in the Eurovision Song Contest. The Croatian broadcaster has official announced not being part in Copenhagen next year.
This is due to financial reasons, as Croatia is going through tough times. Furthermore it is stated that there has not been a qualification into the grand final since 2009. This will probably not be the last country to announce the withdrawal.
Last year Turkey, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovakia, Poland and Portugal decided not to participate. This is a real pity and a truly loss in the variety of the contest. Maybe the EBU can convince Croatia to change the mind or at least looking forward to a 2015 participation.
Klapa s Mora from Croatia (Eurovision Song Contest Malmö 2013)