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Nobel prize will encourage EU

2012-10-12 12:50

Paris - France's Jacques Delors, the powerful former European Commission chief, said the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union on Friday would encourage countries of the bloc to deepen their co-operation despite crises along the way.

"Europe carries on despite the crises. It's not a long calm river, but it is consolidating," Delors, who during the 1980s helped create the conditions that would lead to a single market trading zone within Europe, told BFMTV.

"I think all the heads of state and populations will take this award as an encouragement. I am very emotional. The last three decades have been very difficult."

Delors, aged 87, was a fierce defender of European integration and often ran up against heads of governments, including Britain's Margaret Thatcher who vowed to defend British sovereignty against what she saw as incursions from Brussels.

Comments
  • Eterni80 - 2012-10-12 13:01

    what a pile of crap, electing politicians and not leaders is what caused this, no award is going to salve this wound.

  • stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-12 13:03

    Oooooo-kaaaayyy.... Now who do the give the money prize to? Greece, because they need it the most?

  • LongSword - 2012-10-12 13:07

    All this is proof that the media is being pulled by its balls? This EU-Nobel-Award-thing is a joke. No credibility anywhere.

  • classwar.trotsky - 2012-10-12 13:08

    Up yours, Delors.

  • ever.ryman - 2012-10-12 13:40

    Heck, Barack Obama won it and he had only been President for a few days at most. This makes about as much sense.

      Gatvol Griet - 2012-10-12 14:24

      Obama got it for work done way before he became president... Upliftment amongst Americas poor black and Hispanic communities. But really, in truth, it was done to indoctrinate the world into valueing a certain action, as part of an agenda.

  • barry.moyle.3 - 2012-10-12 14:12

    Manipulative towards the future rather than an award for achievement... Devalues the award for lauriates.

  • Gatvol Griet - 2012-10-12 14:12

    Why do these leaders with their secret agendas keep thinking people put their hopes in useless awards and changing street and city names; instead of providing for the real needs of the people, like food and a roof over your head?

  • Gatvol Griet - 2012-10-12 14:18

    Now the Nobel society is knee deep into the globalist movement, an integral part of it; but the movement's agendas are so obvious now, you gotta really be stupid to still be misled!!!

  • Gatvol Griet - 2012-10-12 14:28

    EUROPEANS HATE THE UNOIN!!! Why award a much hated system with the peace prize?

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