The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the European Union
12:04, — in the world
The Nobel Committee in Oslo, led by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland, have decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union.
Belarusians' hopes that the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to the prominent human rights activist Ales Bialiatski were not fulfilled.
According to the official website of the Nobel Prize, The 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the European Union (EU) "for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe".
"The work of the EU represents 'fraternity between nations', and amounts to a form of the 'peace congresses' to which Alfred Nobel refers as criteria for the Peace Prize in his 1895 will," the press release of the Nobel Committee said.
According to the Norwegian TV channel NRK, the jury of the Novel Committee consisting of five experts has decided to make the disicion unanimously.
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