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Thread: EU to win 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, says Norway public radio

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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    The EU was established in 1993.
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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

    There are many reasons the choice is dubious, but giving it to a political institution is damned strangest.

    If they have to do it, give it posthumously to the founding fathers - Jean Monnet and pals.

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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....



    LONDON (AP) While some Europeans swelled with pride when the European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize, howls of derision erupted from the continent's large band of skeptics.

    To many in the 27-nation bloc, the EU is an unwieldy and unloved agglomeration overseen by a top-heavy bureaucracy devoted to creating arcane regulations about everything from cheese to fishing quotas. Set up with noble goals after the devastation of World War II, the EU now appears to critics impotent amid a debt crisis that has widened north-south divisions, threatened the euro currency and plunged several members, from Greece to Ireland to Spain, into economic turmoil.

    Nigel Farage, head of the U.K. Independence Party which wants Britain to withdraw from the union called the peace prize "an absolute disgrace."

    And Dutch populist lawmaker Geert Wilders scoffed: "Nobel prize for the EU. At a time (when) Brussels and all of Europe is collapsing in misery. What next?"

    Conservative lawmaker and former foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind, whose party is deeply divided on Britain's role in the EU, probably spoke for many Britons when he called the decision slightly eccentric.

    "If they want to give the prize for preserving the peace in Europe, they should divide it between NATO and the EU," he said. "Until the end of the Cold War, it was NATO more than anyone else that kept the peace."

    Others praised the union's role in reuniting post-Communist Europe but pointed out its greatest failure the inability to halt the bloody Balkan wars that raged just outside the EU's borders during the 1990s.....snip~

    EU detractors slam Nobel Peace Prize decision - Yahoo! News


    Seems others weren't so happy about it either. At Rifkind got it Right about NATO moreso than EU.

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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    The EU was established in 1993.
    The earliest incarnation was founded in 1951, the ECSC.

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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Imma gonna let you Finnish, but I have to cut in here am let y'all know that this is one of the best videos of all-time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    are you jealous because Turkey isnt in the EU yet and you miss out on the prize?
    All the detractors hate us for our freedom/peacefulness/winning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

    The ECSC didn't win the Nobel Prize.

    If they had, there wouldn't be any outrage. A lot has happened since 1951.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    The earliest incarnation was founded in 1951, the ECSC.

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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    You ALWAYS let me finish, M.G.



    but I never disappoint when it's your turn........

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