MEPs want to change the rules for the appointment of Volodymyr Zelensky

MEPs want to change the rules for the appointment of Volodymyr Zelensky

European politicians asked the Nobel Peace Prize Committee to change the rules so that they could nominate Volodymyr Zelensky and the Ukrainian people.

An exception would be historical. A group of MEPs sent a Mail to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee last weekend to demand a change of rules, in order to nominate Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

In fact, as explained Euro Active This Friday, nominations for the award have been closed since the end of February. The committee must now monitor the nominees before naming the winner next October. According to the organization, applications have been submitted for 251 people and 92 organizations for 2022.

No case law

“We believe it is time to show the people of Ukraine that we are on their side. We therefore humbly ask you, Committee, to consider expanding and reopening the nomination process for the Nobel Peace Prize. Until March 31, 2022, to allow the nomination of President Zelensky and the people of Ukraine,” reads the letter that revealed Unveiled by EURACTIV.

However, the media explains that there is historically no case law regarding the extension of the appointment period. Among the signatories to the letter, we find in particular the former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, or the former Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip.

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