Construction taking place next door to Eurovision's 2017 venue in Kiev, Ukraine, is threatening to disrupt the international contest, or force a change in location.
There has been a dispute between a Catholic church, located near the International Exhibition Center, where Eurovision is scheduled to take place, and the developer of a nearby residential project, Ukrainian outlet Vesti Ukraina has? reported. The Vatican has reportedly been informed about the construction -- which the Kiev church considers illegal due to its proximity and height -- and may step in to prevent it from going ahead.
If the church and the developer fail to reach a compromise and choose to take the matter to court, litigation could lead to a delay in construction, which was originally expected to be completed by the time Eurovision begins, next spring.