Well, as the title says, Junior Eurovision has just got punched on its face! Two more countries have announced that they wont take part at the upcoming Junior Eurovision in Amsterdam. These countries are Latvia & Lithuania.
It seems that financial issues are the reason for both broadcasters to withdraw. The Lithuanian broadcaster has said there was no budget for Junior Eurovision after the Euro 2012 and the Summer Olympics this year. The Latvian broadcaster gave no details about the reason behind their withdrawal, but it is known that they had funding problems the past years as well.
Source: ESCXtra.com ESCKAZ.com