Nobel Prize for Peace to the European Union
Brussels, 12 October 2012
"The Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union fills us with pride and at the same time is an injection of confidence for our present and future engagement on the strengthening of the European integration. This is a recognition of the work that the Union in promoting globally its core values of respect for human rights and human dignity, peace, democracy and the rule of law" said Vice-President Antonio Tajani, in a message issued in Brussels following the news of the Nobel Prize for Peace to the EU. "The Nobel Peace Prize is the culmination of over 60 years of the economic and political integration process, which has ensured the longest period of peace and prosperity in the history of our continent - added Tajani - A model for cooperation and peaceful coexistence between States, can be an inspiration to other areas of the world".