Nobel Peace Prize: Nobel committee gives timely reminder to EU of its strengths
Press release - Brussels - 12.10.2012
Commenting on the award of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said:
"The decision of the Nobel committee is both surprising and brave. The EU, while imperfect and incomplete, is still a unique project for peace and unity. The award is also a timely reminder to the EU of its strengths at this time of crisis."
Greens/EFA co-president Dany Cohn-Bendit, added:
"It is right for the EU to celebrate this award but it must take this peace mission seriously and push to ensure the EU gains a seat on the UN Security Council as a peaceful power. The award of the Nobel Peace Price should also serve as a mission for the EU and its member states to take responsibility for the social peace and justice in the countries hit by the crisis."