EU receives Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo
Posted: 10 December 2012 | EFSA | No comments yet
The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012. At the ceremony in Oslo, the EU will be represented by Herman Van Rompuy…
The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012. At the ceremony in Oslo today (10 December), the EU will be represented by Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council; José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission; and Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament. The traditional Nobel lecture will be given by Presidents Van Rompuy and Barroso. The European Council has produced this video to mark the occasion.
Announcing the award on 12 October, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said it had been made in recognition of the stabilising role the EU has played in transforming Europe from a continent of war to a continent of peace. The EU’s most important achievement has been “the successful struggle for peace and reconciliation and for democracy and human rights”, it added. The ceremony will be webcast live from 12.50pm.
The EU will give the award money to projects supporting children who are victims of war and conflicts, matching it to make a joint sum of €2 million.