Thoroughly well-deserved (and I’m not joking):
The Euro may be washed up, but…
…the Nobel peace prize has been awarded to the European Union at a ceremony in Oslo. The EU’s three presidents Herman van Rompuy, José Manuel Barroso and Martin Schulz collected the prize.
German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president François Hollande were given a spontaneous round of applause as they were honoured in a speech. The Nobel committee pointed to the reconciliation between Germany and France after the second world war as the beginning of 60 years of European peace.
None of which means we shouldn’t fight back against austerity!
Below, a splendid musical tribute to European unity (well worth viewing – it’ll brighten up your day, I promise!):
H/t (for the Beethoven): Griff Thomas