The EU winning the Nobel peace prize?? - wow, the Norwegian Nobel committe has really lost it! Or bought into somebody's bureaucrat festive rethoric, bought it hook, line and sinker. Give me a few instances where the European Union has been an active, vital force for peace or even assisting some conflict-ridden society in a powerful, honest way in the last twenty years, please...the time when it has actually been called a union.
Awarded now, it pretty much looks like a medal of honour to the European Central Bank and to some facets of the handling of the financial/banking/recession crisis. Okay, the committee head Thorbjörn Jagland stressed some other things (Croatia and Montenegro have been accepted for membership! Hooray! *puts ten champagne bottles in the ice bowler*) but mostly he was rehashing standard EU saviour rethoric (yeah, just hearing the grand old man of the Christian Democrat party here sayting "The EU has become the most powerful peace factor for current humanity (---) we as politicians are not doing enough to explain to people just how wondrous the EU is")
This is even worse than when they awarded Obama after less than one year in office. I'm a supporter of Obama and of some sides of the European community project - as an interstate thing, though not a federalist, supra-state ambition, a "United States of Europe" - but not a blindly uncritical supporter.