A statue depicting European unity is seen outside the European Parliament in Brussels

 
A statue depicting European unity is seen outside the European Parliament in Brussels
A statue depicting European unity is seen outside the European Parliament in Brussels October 12, 2012. The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize for its long-term role in uniting the continent, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said on Friday, an award seen as morale boost for the bloc as it struggles to resolve its debt crisis. The committee praised the 27-nation EU for rebuilding after World War Two and for its role in spreading stability to former communist countries after the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir