International Peace Bureau Requests Swedish Foundation Authority to Stop Paying the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize & to Investigate into the Unlawful Reinterpretation of Nobel’s Will

nobelThe International Peace Bureau has today requested the Swedish Foundation Authority to stop the payment of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union, and urgently investigate the unlawful reinterpretation of Alfred Nobel's will and testament that has taken place over the last few years.

The Swedish Foundation Authority (länsstyrelsen) is the authority tasked to control if foundations are following their statutes and rules. In case of the Nobel Foundation, they control if the will of Alfred Nobel is followed by those organs entitled to select prize winners.

-          "The European Union, announced by the Norwegian Nobel Committee as the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2012, clearly is not one of the “champions for peace” Alfred Nobel had in mind and described in his will as “the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”, IPB Co-Presidents Ingeborg Breines, Norway, and Tomas Magnusson, Sweden, state. [Read more...]