European Union Wins the Nobel Peace Prize

Congratulations to all Neatoramanauts from the European Union! You've all won the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, which comes with $1.2 million in prize money:

The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a choice that celebrates Europe’s post-World War II economic and political integration but comes as the 27-nation body confronts widespread criticism over its handling of a massive debt crisis that is by far the biggest challenge of its existence.

The award honored the struggle in Europe to not only hold the union together in the wake of the debt crisis, but also to deepen integration across a vast swath of the region stretching from the isles of Greece to the Scottish Highlands, from the ports of Portugal to northern Finland.

The choice elicited audible gasps from a roomful of journalists who attended the announcement in Oslo.

Since there are 502 million people living in the European Union, it's only fair to split the prize money equally. So, what are you going to do with your $0.002?

Anthony Faiola and Michael Birnbaum of The Washington Post has the story: Link


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