December 12, 2012

EU Gets the Prize, NATO Gets a Snub

Gary Schmitt, AEIdeas

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On Monday, the Nobel Peace Prize was presented to the European Union, with the claim that the EU was essential for post-World War II reconciliation and “probably the most dramatic example in history to show that war and conflict can be turned so rapidly into peace and cooperation.” Prize committee Chairman Thorbjoern Jagland handed the Nobel diplomas and medals to EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy, and President of the EU Parliament Martin Schulz at a ceremony of in Oslo’s City Hall, saying that the EU was instrumental in making “a continent of war (become) a continent of peace.”

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