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Europe deserves Nobel Peace prize, but 60 years too late

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 03:01

Oct. 12 - The European Union was founded to prevent war in Europe and the EU winning the Nobel peace prize should remind us of this says former special adviser to the Foreign Office on Europe, Adam Fergusson.

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The EU has won the Nobel Peace Prize but wind now and will this encourage the crisis ridden block to deepen cooperation. Joining me on the bank to discuss is out of bag sent former member of the European Parliament and a special advice that -- for an office on Europe. I don't think he's so much for joining us. -- question of course is why the EU. As the the citation for the or by the Nobel Committee are good city assembly. It's. Sixty does whatever it is and the European unit -- -- -- all the European. Community it was funded. But it and be pounding others. Money in Shimbun. Way back then the other people who -- -- to be given him and polite new -- -- -- and a Nobel Peace Prize. Support an institution to have been given a prize is itself. Rather curious but. I must say I think it is probably a good idea the purpose of the -- funding father supposed to prevent. -- ever again in Europe. And specifically between France and Germany and that has of course been achieved. Hasn't just to -- cuts in -- India takes European Commission chief has come out saying this will also encourage countries in the EU. To deepen their cooperation despite the current crisis. Do you agree -- things. I would supported the -- different waves in -- As the crisis deepens as as the -- The threat that Europe all the purest and then rape will break apart to. It is. Certainly worth reminding us all but they first. Fast -- popular is to keep the peace. Among among these countries. And -- the way to do that is -- stick together. But there are also Britain to withdrawal probably the union. The piece which our membership has helped -- Must be held opposite development. An up close as a mile one final question what happens the prize money one point two million. Pretty handy in times of crisis -- Well. Indeed doomed to go and who received it I mean is it. Is he received officially by the present thought they. Council of ministers all the present commission all the president of the European Parliament. All these people would be simple -- people to decide. Well it is. Whereas distributed. It is it is. A strange thing to give. Of an award like this to an institution. But it may be that is so it is so. It did it's well enough argued under the hood the good enough reason put and that it will have an effect on the Europeans that. Right -- affidavit then that's it for now my thanks Adam thank you sent. -- and -- along and this installations.

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Europe deserves Nobel Peace prize, but 60 years too late

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 03:01