Join Date: 08.03.2005
Right Idea, Wrong Recipient: How the Nobel Peace Prize Missed Its Mark
It is tough to find fault with handing the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union. But that is exactly the problem -- it shows a lack of imagination. It would have been more courageous to honor somebody who embodies what current EU leaders lack. Like Jacques Delors.
Join Date: 11.01.2006
"Has the European Union contributed to the fact that Europe has enjoyed more than six decades of peace? Of course it has!"
The rest of the world saw a war raging on European soil in the Balkans during the 1990's complete with all the European traditions of ethnic cleansing and genocide-Sebrenica.
It is hilarious how European journalists blindly parrot the lies of their political elites about Europe enjoying 6 decades of peace.
And it is also hilarious how European journalists collude and aid the lies of Europe's poltical elites with this revionist history by erasing the Balkans war and by completely erasing Nato and the US role in keeping the peace in Europe.
Ever since US troops entered western Europe in 1945 and STAYED, that part of Europe has enjoyed its greatest period of peace.
The EU came much later after peace and stability had been established in Europe by the US presence through Nato which allowed the EU to flourish.
It was American power that finally put an end to the Balkan slaughter with the US Dayton peace accords which still holds the peace in the Balkans today.
The EU was powerless when the Balkans erupted in ethnic cleansing and genocide-Sebrenica.
Give credit where credit is due - to the USA for keeping the peace in Europe.
Join Date: 31.08.2010
The people, not the politicians should receive this prize
It is not at all surprising to see how media in Britain reacts to the Nobel Peace Prize being given to the EU. This jealousy has constantly disturbed relations with the continental countries, ever since the Union has proved to be more successful than the former British Empire.
Thereby it would seem strange, how all concerned have forgotten, that it was Winston Churchill, ( Britain’s man of the 20th century), who first suggested the idea of a future unification of Europe – during WW2 - to the exiled general de Gaulle. The present British government would hardly be in a position to remind its own electorate of this fact, for the simple reason of their own current policies which – if it could be given – would entitle them to the Nobel War Prize.
However, to praise German politicians such as Kohl and Merkel for their part in European politics is just as ridiculous! They did not even have the courage to ask their fellow nationals whether the Euro currency should be introduced or not. As can now be seen, a common currency, without the basis of common taxes and social systems, does more damage to international relationships, than anything else which the Euro sceptics could possibly bring as an argument.
Join Date: 30.05.2006
The most ridiculous decision ever made by members of a Nobel Peace Prize committee. They completely miscalculated the situation since many people who live outside Europe think that the Euro-crises prevents their home countries from stronger growth or, in the worst cast, does not allow the economy to get bigger at all. It's difficult for them to distinguish. Even I have problems to list all countries which refused to participate. At least it comes at the wrong time. And when I see how people suffer from the measure representatives of EU supported to implement in order to get further credits my doubts even increase. Austerity has caused much social unrest so far. But that has not been considered by the committee. And please, tell me about the role of EU in Libya? Or Syria? Why is it that so many people want a centralised European foreign policy?