France welcomes EU’s Nobel peace award
Paris, 12 October 2012
It is a huge honour for the Nobel Peace Prize to be awarded to the European Union.
Through this distinction, every European can feel proud to belong to a union that has been able to make peace between peoples who for a long time were in conflict and build a community based on the values of democracy, freedom and solidarity.
But this Nobel prize entrusts Europe with an even greater responsibility : to preserve its unity, the ability to foster growth and employment, and the solidarity it must demonstrate with its members.
This reward commits us all to continuing towards a more united, fairer, stronger Europe, promoting peace./.