December 10, 2012

Why the EU Deserves the Nobel Peace Price

Ulrich Speck, openDemocracy

AP Photo

The European Union's Nobel Peace Prize, which it will officially receive today, was a reminder that the EU is much more than just a market or a currency union. It is the foundation of Europe’s security, freedom, and prosperity. But this very foundation is now threatened by short-sightedness and misunderstandings.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Nobel Peace Prize, EU, European Union, Eurozone, Europe

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

December 10, 2012
The EU Takes the Prize for Being Out of Touch
Daily Telegraph
As the European Union is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a referendum on Britain's membership is looking increasingly inevitable. more ››
December 3, 2012
Farewell to Europe
Clyde Prestowitz, Foreign Policy
Through all the vicissitudes of mid-night negotiations, I admired the dedication and vision of the negotiators who were building the European Union. I believed in the vision of a united Europe and welcomed the advent of the Euro... more ››
November 28, 2012
UK Exit from EU No Guarantee of Better Fortunes
Clive Crook, Bloomberg
At some point, enough is enough. Maybe a separation on friendly terms would be better for all involved. Well, it might come to that, and it’s wrong to dismiss a British decision to leave as “unthinkable.” Equally, though,... more ››
December 3, 2012
A Country Called Europe Terrifies Britain
Thomas Klau, Irish Times
What becomes of the UK in Europe or outside, it has now become a fascinating but minor part of that far broader narrative. Continental federalists such as this author, of course, will be tempted to wish the UK Godspeed and bon... more ››
December 5, 2012
Britain's Nasty Breakup with Europe
Geoffrey Wheatcroft, New Republic
Last Thursday, three by-elections, or special elections, were held in England. All were in seats that Labour MPs had represented before, two of them vacated by death and one by the resignation in disgrace of someone who had been... more ››