Crisis-hit Europeans see cruel joke in EU Nobel


The comittee room of the Norwegian Nobel Commi...

The committee room of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. On the wall are portraits of all the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Karolina Tagaris – The irony of awarding the prize at a time when the EU is being pilloried in several European capitals, occasionally by crowds of rioters, was not lost on the Nobel Committee itself.

“The EU is currently undergoing grave economic difficulties and considerable social unrest. The Norwegian Nobel Committee wishes to focus on what it sees as the EU’s most important result: the successful struggle for peace and reconciliation and for democracy and human rights,” said Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland in announcing the award in Oslo. more> http://tinyurl.com/9lgehkk

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