Friday, October 12, 2012

Norwegians laugh at the Nobel Peace Prize

Let it be known: Norwegians do not support the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to European Union.

Online newspapers are full of comments from readers. Norwegians laugh and shake their heads. Some even say the Nobel committee make Norway look foolish.

Nobel committee president Thorbjoern Jagland is the one who is responsible. This years price is his ego trip - as it was when he awarded Barak Obama the Nobel Peace Prize. US President Barack Obama won the award in 2009 despite leading a country that was fighting two separate wars.

Martin Callanan, leader of the Euro-sceptic Conservatives and Reformists party in the European parliament, said: "The Nobel committee is a little late for an April fools joke. Twenty years ago this prize would have been sycophantic but maybe more justified. Today it is downright out of touch."

Will it be possible to move the Nobel Committee away from Norway? Just to end the ridiculous activity of Nobel committee president Thorbjoern Jagland?