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EU not worthy to win Nobel Peace Prize, say three laureates

STOCKHOLM — Three Nobel Peace Prize laureates, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, have contested the awarding of this year’s prize to the European Union, saying the 27-nation bloc contradicts the values associated with the prize because it relies on military force to ensure security.

In an open letter to the Nobel Foundation, Tutu of South Africa, Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland, and Adolfo Perez Esquivel of Argentina demanded that the prize money of 8 million kronor ($1.2 million) not be paid out this year.

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