October 12, 2012
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.
Quick poll on John Worth’s blog: Who should collect the Nobel peace prize on behalf of the EU?:Georgi Gotev