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Nobel 2012 award gets Norway yes and no. Reactions to the EU as Nobel Peace Prize winner have been positive from politicians, perhaps unsurprisingly. There were some dissenting voices, however. Not long after the announcement, the Norwegian Parliament’s President, Dag Terje Andersen sent out a statement congratulating the EU. “The EU has played an important stabilising role in Europe over the past half century. The EU has influenced and promoted democracy in many former dictatorships, and continues to have a positive impact on several states' democratic development.”

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Nobel 2012 award gets Norway yes and no

Published on Friday, 12th October, 2012 at 16:06 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

Reactions to the EU as Nobel Peace Prize winner have been positive from politicians, perhaps unsurprisingly. There were some dissenting voices, however.

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Not long after the announcement, the Norwegian Parliament’s President, Dag Terje Andersen sent out a statement congratulating the EU.

“The EU has played an important stabilising role in Europe over the past half century. The EU has influenced and promoted democracy in many former dictatorships, and continues to have a positive impact on several states' democratic development.”

Prime Minister Jens Stotenberg also offered his congratulations to the EU , saying it has contributed to securing peace and democracy in Europe.

The Conservative Party’s (H) Jan Tore Sanner told NRK he believes the EU had been the right candidate to win.

“Many believe the EU should have won the prize a long time ago. It stresses that the EU has been a worthy candidate over many decades. It’s good news for Europe that the EU has now got the prize,” he said.

At the same time, several also felt the Nobel Committee’s decision was wrong. European Union.

Nils T. Bjørke, leader of the Farmer’s Union (Bondelaget), informed the broadcaster he does not feel the EU has done enough to be awarded the prize.

Anti-EU organisation “Nei til EU” leader Heming Olaussen shared Mr Bjørke’s views, calling the Committee’s conclusion “absurd”.

“I believe that the people sitting somewhere in Africa or Latin America will have different reactions than they have in Brussels to this prize, because the EU is a trading bloc which contributes to keeping many countries in poverty”.



Published on Friday, 12th October, 2012 at 16:06 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: nobelpeaceprize2012, norwayeu.





  
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