TVR set a budget of approx. EUR 200,000 for Romania’s participation in the Eurovision 2012 song contest, which awaits approval by the Romanian National Television’s Board of Administration, to convene around January 20, according to sources within the public television, quoted by Mediafax. Alexandru Lazescu, chairman and CEO of TVR, denied rumours to the effect that Romania would not attend the 2012 edition of Eurovision, which started circulating after Sorin Burtea, SRTv’s representative on the BA of TVR stated that the public television was facing “much more serious problems concerning wages than the problems related to a festival”. “It is merely a speculation. There is always a debate on whether we should organize it (e.n. the national selection for Eurovision), but our plan is to have it,” Lazescu stated for gandul.info. Eurovision 2012 will take place in Baku.