Nobel Peace Prize 2012 awarded to European Union
The Nobel Peace Prize 2012 was awarded to European Union "for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe".
As President Barroso said, this is a great honour for European citizens, for EU Member States and for the European institutions. Indeed, it shows that the European project, born from the ashes and the ruins of the World War II, is an inspiration for the international community.
A project created for Peace and that creates Peace, through our contribution to global sustainable development and our commitment for human dignity, freedom, democracy, justice, rule of law and respect of human rights.
The Nobel Prize is a sign that the international community needs a strong European Union in these difficult times. I am proud of being European and to contribute to this project. The Nobel Prize is a great recognition of decades of efforts for peace, solidarity, stability, democracy and human rights.