Wonderful Copenhagen to let go ten percent of its staff

The massive under-budgeting of Eurovision continues to wreak havoc

Wonderful Copenhagen, the tourism organisation entrusted with organising the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen in May, has revealed that it will cut 10 percent of its staff.

The Wonderful Copenhagen board said it would reduce its full-time staff from 83 to 74 as part of a streamlining plan aimed at balancing the books. The organisation went 77 million kroner over budget organising Eurovision.

"It's regrettable that we have to let people go, but it's the quickest and easiest way to save money," Per Roswall, a Wonderful Copenhagen board member, told Jyllands-Posten newspaper.

"They have to make savings because of the massive loss suffered at Eurovision."

READ MORE: Eurovision nightmare chases business leader from board of Wonderful Copenhagen

Board director jumped ship
Earlier this week, Allan Agerholm left the board of directors at Wonderful Copenhagen saying he was better informed by reading the newspapers than he was by the principals involved in staging the music contest.

The Wonderful Copenhagen streamlining plan will be accomplished through departures via contract expiries and voluntary resignations.




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