The Croatian broadcaster HRT has today confirmed that they will not be taking part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Their Eurovision press officer Maja Njirjak released the following statement regarding the contest;
“The Croatian Broadcasting has decided in recent years not to participate in the Junior Eurovision Festival, due to the production costs that are in general out of the budget of HRT. HRT does not consider returning to Junior Eurovision 2019 for the same reason.”
Croatia last took part in the contest 2014 following their return from a 8 year break from the contest. Croatia has won the Junior Eurovision once back in 2003.