Originally Posted by AJ
I'm actually very objective about it.
I'm sure Nigel Farage also figures he's being quite objective.
Originally Posted by arm
it's not just about the economic scenery, there is more to it than that
What's it about for you then?
The Europhobes were obviously already criticising the EU long before the economic crisis exploded in October 2008, but if you read the worldwide analyses on the Nobel Peace Prize for the EU, the focus very much is on the economic problems facing the EU which to me is short-sighted.
The EU is not perfection. Mistakes were made and will be made in the future. The EU is facing a lot of problems. Awarding this prize does not mean that the EU is a paradise of perfection. However, criticising the EU without acknowledging the great achievements of the EU is unfair. Esp. if it comes from groups who are unwilling to recognize own faults and mistakes.
Yes, many of the countries in Europe have an economic crisis, but it's not like WWII. But why now?
The crisis is worldwide, though. The EU is tackling it but the problems facing the EU are problems that are festering in other parts of the world as well.
that amidst the crisis and the focus being on the EU (while shoving their own problems under the carpet, but perhaps I'm getting too cynical about it), the EU is criticised left, right and centre with many people being blind to the good the EU has brought. Amidst the attacks on the EU, it's perhaps good to remind people of what's good about the European Union.
I figure it's also a reminder to the power that be within the EU to one of the strong points of the European Union: to bring stability. It's high time for the EU to bring stability in the current crisis climate.