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Nobel Peace Prize

Published on October 12, 2012
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, October 12, 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./.

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