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London 05:20, 16 Oct 2012
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Last updated at 14:03 (UK time) 12 Oct 2012

Award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union

12 October 2012

The Nobel Committee has awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union.
FCO plaque in King Charles Street. Crown copyright.

In response to the announcement that the Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union, an FCO spokesperson said:

"This award recognises the EU’s historic role in promoting peace and reconciliation in Europe, particularly through its enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe. The EU must always strive to preserve and strengthen those achievements for the future."

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