Story title EU wins Nobel Peace Prize 2012
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The EU is awarded the 2012 Nobel peace prize for its historic role in uniting the continent.

Video title Statement by Herman Van Rompuy
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Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the European Council, in the context of the Nobel Peace Prize Award, on 09 december 2012, in Oslo.

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SOUNDBITE (English) Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the European Council

I'm proud because I can receive together with my two colleagues from the Parliament and the Commission the Nobel Prize for Peace on behalf of the EU. That is the first and the most important feeling, to be proud. We know that it is not a personal prize, it is a prize what was achieved by our predecessors, it is a prize dedicated, devoted to all the Europeans, but I can stand here and receive this prize and that touch me a lot.

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SOUNDBITE (English) Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the European Council

It is a strong encouragement to continue our work because of we try to overcome the crisis of course, because this crisis hits people, people get unemployment, loosing their standard of leaving and so on, so this is an economic and social problem and that's the main reason why we do everything we can, at the level of the member states and at the level of the Union and the Eurozone, to succeed and to put this crisis behind us. But at the same time, we know if we do not succeed we jeopardize the EU project itself which is a project of peace, so we are working not only for this generation, we are working also for the next generation and we have fundamental motivation to overcome this crisis which is more deeper than a simple economical and social one.

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SOUNDBITE (English) Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the European Council

Every issue is controversial in our societies, so there is criticism on every thing and people has the right to express themselves. What I want to say those who are demonstrating even here in Oslo, it is in their interest that there is a strong EU with a common market, for instance in this country but it is also the case for other countries around the EU, that the EU is their first trade partner for export and import. So,when things are going wrong in the EU, it affects their economies. So, I would say that the EU and its prosperity and its capacity to deal with them, to trade with them it is important for their own future. It is also important due to values. Nobody can deny that the EU is the main factor for peace in Europe for the last 60 years, if we can have peace in the continent, also those who are not belonging to the EU will benefit. So we will go further with deepening, strengthening our Union and those who are criticising us, one day they will change their opinion.

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