European Union: Nobel Prize & Increased Unrest

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The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to promote peace and democracy in Europe — an award given even though the bloc is struggling with its biggest crisis since it was created in the 1950s.

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At the same time, discontent over the response to the mounting debt crisis reaches an all-time high.


Almost 3 years into economic crisis, Greece is stunned by the Nobel Peace Prize award given to the European Union. Ioanna Nikolareizi, an Athenian photographer, says “It’s absurd. This is a prize that should go to a human being, not to an institution that is going down the drain.”

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The economic crisis in Europe has struck the young more than any. Over 50% of those under 25 in Southern Italy, Greece and Spain are unable to find work. Almost all young people are on temporary contract and can easily lose their jobs, while the older generation is strictly protected by laws.


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Claire is an editor of the YoungPatriots website. A 20-something mom, her main concern is how the decisions made in government today will affect the lives of her children when they're her age. She believes passionately in a limited government, a charitable church and a peaceful personal life. In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas.
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