EU Parliament president "touched" as EU wins Peace Prize

by on October 12, 2012 9:14 am BST

Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:14am EDT

Oct 12 (Reuters) – The president of the European
Parliament welcomed the awarding of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize
to the European Union on Friday, saying it recognised post-war
reconciliation in Europe and would serve as an inspiration.

“(We are) deeply touched and honoured that the EU has won
the Nobel Peace Prize,” Martin Schulz said in a statement
distributed on Twitter.

“Reconciliation is what the EU is about. It can serve as an
inspiration. The EU is a unique project that replaced war with
peace, hate with solidarity.”

The Nobel committee said the EU deserved the award for its
long-term role in uniting the continent after World War Two.