"The European Union is one of the defining concepts of the last half century"Friday, Oct 12, 2012 in Office of Tony Blair
The Norwegian Nobel Committee today announced that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 is to be awarded to the European Union (EU). Commenting on the decision, Tony Blair said:
“The European Union is one of the defining concepts of the last half century. Amidst the turmoil of today we would do well to remember that when the Second World War ended Europe was in ruins. What followed has been over 50 years of peace and progress.
“The rationale for Europe today has changed but the ideal of a Europe united and working together remains constant”.