ESCplus investigated the Albanian withdrawal and it is purely down to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Kleart Duraj, the Albanian Head of Delegation had the following to say:
“We withdrew because of Covid obviously and we plan to return as soon as the situation will go back to normal. It’s kids we are talking about, we can’t risk in any way any participant. Let alone that we couldn’t organise a national selection due to governmental restrictions.”
Author: Richard Taylor