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The Nobel Peace Prize 2012 has been awarded to the European Union for its contribution to peace, reconciliation and human rights. Lars Bevanger from the Norwegian Nobel Committee said the prize was awarded as a recognition of the:
The president of the European Commission has tweeted his reaction to the EU winning the Nobel Peace Prize:
Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament said the Nobel Peace Prize can serve as an inspiration:
The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz said he was "deeply touched and honoured" that the EU has won the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the European Union, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced today. Lars Bevanger said:
"The stabilising work of the European Union turned a continent of war into an continent of peace"
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. The prize, worth $1.2 million, will be presented in Oslo on December 10.
NRK, Norway's public service broadcaster, says the European Union will win the Nobel Peace Prize, according to Reuters.
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The European Union's three presidents collected the Nobel Peace Prize today in Oslo.