EU wins Nobel Peace Prize
- Published: 12 Oct 2012 at 18.17
- Online news:
The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, providing a feel-good moment for the economically distressed region at a time when its post-national vision is losing traction at home and abroad.
Top EU leaders and parliamentarians hailed the award as long-overdue recognition of the overall success of the European experiment. Others were perplexed by the choice, pointing to the serious social unrest that austerity policies have brought in some countries.
The EU beat out 188 people and 42 organisations nominated for this year’s peace prize, in a selection process that will remain secret until the Nobel archives are opened in 2062.
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.