EU applauded for 'six decades of peace and democracy'

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:

Six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.

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EU receives Nobel Peace Prize

The European Union has received the Nobel Peace Prize in honour of its peace-keeping since World War Two at a ceremony in Norway. David Cameron was not be among the European leaders who attended the ceremony.