On 10 December 2013, the College of the EC gathered for its weekly meeting in Strasbourg. During this meeting the Members of the EC paid tribute to Nelson Mandela by observing a minute of silence and Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, made a speech.
This tribute fall on 10 December, which marks not only international Human Rights Day but also 20 years since Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for their work in laying the foundations for a peaceful transition from apartheid to democracy. SHOTLISTVIDEO PARLIAMENT