“In the months leading up to World War II, there was a tendency among many Americans to talk absently about the trouble in Europe. Nothing that happened an ocean away seemed very threatening” – Gene Tierney
The ailing dream of a United States Of Europe has been given an unexpected boost courtesy of the Nobel Prize steering committee:
Sky news reports:
The EU has won the Nobel Peace Prize for its long-term role in uniting the continent, as the bloc faces its greatest internal crisis since it was established in the 1950s.
The 27-nation group was praised for rebuilding Europe after World War II and for its role in spreading stability to former communist countries after the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall.
Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland said it had been crucial in the transformation of a “once torn Europe from a continent of wars to a continent of peace”.