The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize for its long-term role in uniting the continent, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said on Friday, an award seen as a morale boost for the bloc as it struggles to resolve its debt crisis.
The committee praised the 27-nation EU for rebuilding after World War Two and for its role in spreading stability to former communist countries after the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall.
A (dis)Organization formed in 1993 gets credit for rebuilding in the late 40s? A rebuilding that took place fastest in the parts of Europe not under Soviet control, funded by US taxpayers?
“This is a message to Europe to do everything they can to secure what they’ve achieved and move forward,” [Committee chairman Thorbjoern] Jagland said, saying it was a reminder of what would be lost “if the union is allowed to collapse.”
The Chairman is admitting that the Peace Prize is now nothing.