Eurovision becomes victim of economic crisis25/11/2012 - 10:48:45
The Eurovision song contest appears to have become the latest victim of the economic crisis.
Two countries - Poland and Portugal - have reportedly been forced to pull out of next year's event because they can't afford to enter.
It is the second year in a row Poland has not taken part in Eurovision. This time it has pulled-out because of the financial pressure of co-hosting the European Football Championships.
The Eurovision Song Context takes place in Sweden next May.
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