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Nobel Peace Prize medal, Oslo, Norway, 2012, Replica
© House of European History, Brussels, Belgium

Nobel Peace Prize

In 2012, the European Union was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee recognised the EU’s achievements in promoting reconciliation and peace, democracy, human rights and social welfare.

In recent years, however, the European Union has been going through a series of crises, which have put it under considerable pressure.

Economic and monetary issues, the migration crisis, terrorism, Brexit and other dramatic events of our time demonstrate just how fragile and conflicting the current realities are.