Here is the Nobel citation:The Nobel Peace Prize 2012 was awarded to European Union (EU) “for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe”.It’s hard to discern a single word of truth in that statement including “six”, “decades” and even “the”.
Arguing that a near entirely undemocratic organisation has contributed to democracy is something of a hard sell. There is only one directly elected part of the entire structure and that’s the European Parliament. A parliament so castrated of power that it is not actually allowed to initiate legislation. No, really, all those MEPs, they are not allowed to propose any legislative initiatives at all not one single one of them can introduce a bill for debate. That is reserved to the appointed only European Commission. As to promoting democracy in the member countries well, that’s pretty hard to stack up against the recent imposition upon Italy, for one, of an entirely unelected technocrat as Prime Minister.
But then they have awarded this same prize to some pretty odd people before. Or perhaps it’s just that the Norwegians, having the good fortune or sense to be outside the EU, just don’t know how the place works?