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Hollande says EU receives "immense honour" with Nobel Peace Prize.

| PARIS, Oct 12 (KUNA) -- French President Francois Hollande on Friday expressed great satisfaction that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 had been awarded to the European Union for its efforts to promote peace and further the cause of human rights.

In a statement, Hollande said that the prize was "an immense honour" and every European should be proud to be a member of the 27-nation European Union.

The EU "has been capable of making peace between peoples who were in confrontation for a long time and build a community founded on values of democracy, freedom and solidarity," the French leader said.

But, he cautioned, the awarding of this prestigious prize gives Europe even more responsibility and makes it important for it "to preserve its unity, promote growth and employment and show solidarity to its members". (end) KUNA 121740 Oct 12NNNN

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Date:Oct 12, 2012
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