Prime Minister Stoltenberg congratulates the EU on the award of the Nobel Peace Prize. . Photo: Anette Karlsen, NTB Scanpix

“The European Union has played a key role in efforts to safeguard peace and democracy in Europe.”

Last updated: 12/10/2012 // “On behalf of the Norwegian Government, I would like to congratulate the European Union on the award of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012. Today’s announcement is clear recognition of the significance of the EU for ensuring lasting stability and security in Europe,” Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said.

In its announcement of this year’s award, the Norwegian Nobel Committee refers to the fact that the European Union and its forerunners have for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.

Read the rest of the press release at the website of the Office of the Prime Minister.

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