About: Nobel peace prize

Defence policy 24-01-2018

Peace expert: EU’s soft power is most effecive when it is least used

Despite winning the Nobel Peace Prize five years ago, the EU is no longer "a great actor of peace". It should not rush into creating its own army unless the US decides to pull back its troops, Dan Smith told EURACTIV.com in an interview on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Freedom of thought 19-10-2017

From Mandela to Malala: Sakharov winners that won the Nobel Peace prize

Four laureates of the European Parliament’s Sakharov prize for freedom of thought, an award established in 1988 and named after the Soviet physicist and dissident Andrei Sakharov, also won the Nobel for peace. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Global Europe 04-10-2017

In affront to Trump, Nobel Peace Prize could go to Mogherini-Arif-Kerry

As the North Korean crisis rekindles the Cold War-era threat of nuclear catastrophe, this year's Nobel Peace Prize could honour efforts to limit the spread of atomic weapons, several experts suggest.
Global Europe 06-02-2017

Colombia peace process: EU prioritises rehabilitation of child soldiers

Lasting peace is nearly within striking distance in Colombia. But now the question about what to do with the former child soldiers of the FARC guerilla group has been raised. The EU thinks it should be a priority. Euractiv Spain reports.
07-10-2016

Congratulations in order for Nobel Peace Prize winner, Colombia’s Santos

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize today (7 October) for his efforts to end a 52-year-old war with Marxist rebels, a surprise choice and a show of support after Colombians rejected a peace accord last Sunday (2 October).

Greek MEP: We’re better than the Danes

Unlike Denmark, which seizes refugees' jewellery, Greece upholds EU values, a Greek MEP said on Friday (29 January). EURACTIV Greece reports.
Global Europe 09-10-2015

Tunisian civil society group wins Nobel Peace Prize

Tunisian civil society groups won the Nobel Peace Prize today (9 October) for helping to create the only democracy to emerge from the Arab Spring, at a time when the country is under threat from Islamist violence.
Global Europe 05-10-2015

Merkel reported to be among favourites for Nobel Peace Prize

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has emerged among the contenders to win this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Also under consideration are Pope Francis, a Russian newspaper and the parties involved in this year's Iran nuclear deal.
Global Europe 22-10-2014

Congolese gynaecologist wins Sakharov Prize

Dr. Denis Mukwege is the laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014, following the decision yesterday (21 October) by European Parliament President Martin Schulz and the political group leaders. Mukwege is a gynaecologist specialised in the treatment of rape victims and founder of the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, in the Democratic Republic Congo.
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Global Europe 10-10-2014

EU congratulates Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai

“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death, your right to say it.”
Global Europe 28-01-2014

Ashton, Balkan officials nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Just after Serbia's EU accession talks began on 21 January, Europe's Socialists and Democrats nominated Catherine Ashton, Serbian Prime Minister Ivaca Da?i? and Prime Minister of Kosovo Hashim Thaçi for the Nobel Peace Prize. The latter two are likely to raise eyebrows, due to their reputations in the Balkan region, EURACTIV Germany reports.
Languages & Culture 08-10-2013

Pakistani girl set for top EU human rights award

The Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai has been chosen as the 2013 laureate for the Sakharov Prize, according to senior sources in the European Parliament, pending official confirmation on Thursday. That her name has also been floated for the Nobel Peace Prize awarded a day later will not hurt her chances, EURACTIV has learned.
Central Asia 20-12-2012

How a Nobel Peace Prize winner should approach Putin

The European Union - winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize - should take a strong stand against the ongoing destruction of civil society in Russia at the summit with Vladimir Putin,  write Adam Bodnar and Dominika Bychawska-Siniarska.
Future EU 18-12-2012

The Council’s brazen Nobel fraud

The message of the EU Council’s Nobel Prize exhibition is a tribute to France's General de Gaulle, writes David Price who wonders: Is the Council now openly declaring it is a Bastion of Gaullism?
Future EU 10-12-2012

Nobel laureates told to ‘make good government in Europe’

As the heads of the three EU institutions collected the Nobel Peace Prize today (10 December) in Oslo, they were told that 'what this continent has achieved is truly fantastic,' but that more needed to be done to make good government win in Europe.
Future EU 06-12-2012

Why the Nobel Peace Prize should not be awarded to the EU

Was the Nobel Prize Foundation wrong to award its prize to the European Union? Yes, argues David Price. The prize should have gone long ago to the European Community and Robert Schuman, its founder.
Euro & Finance 08-11-2012

Back to basics in the EU

EU citizens feel insecure and that their voices aren't reaching the ears of their political leaders despite sometimes violent demonstrations. Desperation is growing in several EU countries, says Gilbert Fayl.
Future EU 15-10-2012

The EU’s Nobel Peace Prize: Better late than never

People like Monnet, Schuman, Altiero Spinelli, Paul-Henri Spaak, Max Kohnstamm, Emile Noël, and Konrad Adenauer, amongst others, were all disappointingly overlooked by the Nobel Committee at the time of the EU’s genesis. Posthumously, this is their Nobel Peace Prize, argues Michael J. Geary.
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Future EU 12-10-2012

EU wins 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

Despite a year marked by one of the worst crises in decades and repeated scenes of social unrest across the continent, the European Union has been awarded the 2012 Nobel peace prize. The Norweigien prize committe awarded the 27-nation bloc for its 60 years of contributions to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.
Future EU 12-10-2012

EU awarded Nobel Peace Prize for reconciling war-torn continent

The European Union has won the Nobel Peace Prize for its long-term role in uniting the continent, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said on Friday (12 October). The award is already being seen as a morale boost for the bloc as it struggles to resolve its debt crisis. EURACTIV brings you Twitter reactions live.
Global Europe 12-10-2012

EU among possible Nobel Prize winners

The Nobel Peace Prize Committee announces its 2012 laureate today (12 October), with prize watchers favoring east European dissidents, the European Union itself or religious leaders working on Muslim-Christian reconciliation.
Med & South 15-12-2010

Foreign Minister: Bridges symbolise change for Ukrainians

To illustrate the changes in Ukraine under its new leadership, the country's foreign minister, Kostyantyn Gryshchenko, referred to three bridges in Kyiv, the construction of which had been stagnating for the past five years. Now people can see that they are actually being built, he told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Europe's East 09-12-2010

Chinese Nobel boycott divides EU’s ‘inner circle’

EU candidate country Serbia and four other nations on the Union's periphery – Ukraine, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco – have disappointed the European Commission by deciding to boycott a ceremony awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
Global Europe 11-10-2010

EU ‘bowed’ to Chinese press standards at summit

EU officials admitted their embarrassment after Brussels journalists vigorously protested over a cancelled press conference during last week's EU-China summit. The event was reportedly scrapped at the last minute because independent Chinese journalists risked upsetting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.