Reuniting Europe

The EU has won the Nobel Peace Prize. Great news for the Union, which needs some adrenaline as it still struggles with the eurzone crisis.

I’ve no idea who will go to get the prize – will it be Barroso, Van Rompuy, Schulz, Ashton, Reding, Fuele, Piebalgs, Georgieva or all of them. They all hold office with responsibilities for EU activities in crisis management, upholding human rights or relief assistance across the world. The EU doesn’t always “show the flag”, but its action is not to be underestimated.

The prize is worth 8 million crowns (almost one million euro). I don’t think they would share this money among themselves.

The best would be to give it to the “European public space” mentioned several times by Barroso in his recent “State of the Union” speech.

But where is the European public space?

You don’t have to look very far to find it. BlogActiv is certainly part of it.

P.S.

Quick poll on John Worth’s blog: Who should collect the Nobel peace prize on behalf of the EU?:

http://www.jonworth.eu/who-should-collect-the-nobel-peace-prize-on-behalf-of-the-eu/ …

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  1. So sad, but Democracy and Peace are not identical consepts. If Nobel Prize for Democracy existed, I would strongly support awarding the EU. But to my mind it is unacceptable to award the Union with the PEACE Prize due to EU member states’ troops participation in armed conflicts in Northern Africa. I really see it as a kind of hypocrisy.
    Volodymyr Mishchenko
    Ukrainian Foundation for Democracy “People First”

  2. Barroso, Van Rompuy, Schulz, Ashton, Reding, etc

    Share it out between them on condition they retire never to be seen of or heard of again. I’ll gladly contribute from my own pocket if 1m euro isn’t enough, as i am sure many more disillusioned EU citizens will to.

  3. I know who should go pick the prize up! Greek Cypriot President Demetris Christofias, representing the current Presidency of the EU! That would be most appropriate as a symbol of “peace and stability in the EU”! Oh the irony 🙂

  4. So sad, but Democracy and Peace are not identical consepts. If Nobel Prize for Democracy existed, I would strongly support awarding the EU. But to my mind it is unacceptable to award the Union with the PEACE Prize due to EU member states’ troops participation in armed conflicts in Northern Africa. I really see it as a kind of hypocrisy.
    Volodymyr Mishchenko
    Ukrainian Foundation for Democracy “People First”

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