Sevim Dagdelen: EU not worthy for the Nobel Peace Prize

Posted: October 12, 2012 in International
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“The European Union does not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize. On the contrary, according to the motto “War is Peace” of the novel 1984 the awards ceremony bears Orwellian traits.

The militarization of the EU, its aggressive foreign and security policy with numerous missions around the world, as well as the anchoring of a commitment of armament and an own defense agency in the Lisbon Treaty, receives now the glory of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Instead to honour whistle-blowers like Bradley Manning and Julian Assange on behalf of thousands of people, who stand up boldly for peace and are pursued for this, the Nobel Committee continues the tendency to give its Nobel Peace Prize to the protagonists of the prevailing world order, which enforce by war.”


This comment is by Sevim Dagdelen, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag and spokesperson of the German party “Die Linke” for International Relations of the European Union on the occasion of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize for the European Union (EU).

Sevim  Dagdelen has also further explained her statements:

“The European Union distinguishes (highlights) itself currently by a massive redistribution of wealth from the bottom to top.

By this, the EU boosts the nationalist movements on one hand, and at the same time, it triggers legitimate protests, which are, for example, brutally oppressed in Greece and Spain, almost every day.

The European Union maintains a similar policy in its enlargement-, neighbourhood and foreign policy since a longer time and isolates itself in its cooperation with repressive regimes.

The European Union leaves thousands of refugees in the Mediterranean drown, and imprison them in camps outside its borders.

Last but not least, the European Union has declared military operations to normal means of its Foreign Policy, and as goals, it declared e.g. the access to raw materials and secure trade lanes.

As the largest arms exporter in the world, the EU also contributes to war and destruction. The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union (EU) is a slap in the face for all freedom-and peace-loving people.”

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