Greece Europe Nobel Peace

October 12, 2012 - 11:33 AM
FILE - Demonstrators burn an EU flag in this file photo dated Thursday Nov. 17, 2011, in Thessaloniki, Greece. It is announced Friday Oct. 12, 2012, that the European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to promote peace and democracy in Europe, in the midst of the union's biggest crisis since its creation in the 1950s. The Norwegian prize committee said the EU receives the award for six decades of contributions "to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe. (AP Photo/ Nikolas Giakoumidis, File)