Following the announcement, Thorbjørn Jagland, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee was interviewed by freelance journalist Geir Helljesen about the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. Thorbjørn Jagland commented upon the unanimous decision from the Committee and the right timing to award the European Union the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. Acting as a reminder of what the EU has achieved and the existing framework for solving problems, Jagland characterised the 2012 prize as an "organised prize", similar to awarding the prize to the organisation, the United Nations.
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The Nobel Peace Prize 2012