Nobel Peace Prize presented to the EU in Norway
European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso speaks during the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in the City Hall, Oslo, Monday Dec. 10, 2012. The European Union has received this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in the Norwegian capital, for promoting "peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights" in Europe for six decades following the tremendous devastation of World War II. (AP Photo/Cornelius Poppe, NTB Scanpix, Pool)
Published Monday, December 10, 2012 8:40AM EST
OSLO, Norway -- The European Union has received this year's Nobel Peace Prize in the Norwegian capital for promoting peace and human rights in Europe for six decades following the devastation of World War II.
EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy and president of the EU Parliament Martin Schulz collected their Nobel diplomas and medals at a ceremony in Oslo's City Hall.
Prize committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland cited the 27-nation bloc for helping "a continent of war to becoming a continent of peace. In this process the European Union has figured most prominently."