It seems to be taken for granted that promoting the integration of the EU, an increasingly totalitarian political entity that is appeasing Muslims at home and abroad and may thus be paving the way for a new world war, should make you a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Relations between Angela Merkel and Helmut Kohl, the former German chancellor have reached a new low point. Merkel has refused to actively promote the European statesman's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.
He wasn't even able to attend the glamorous gala celebrating the 50th anniversary of the European Union. Canceling that appointment was especially depressing for Kohl, who is the EU's only living honorary citizen. That makes it all the more comforting that European Commission President José Manuel Barroso used the celebrations in Berlin as an opportunity to propose an honorary title for Kohl that would crown a politician's life work in a way that no other title could: the Nobel Peace Prize. Kohl is a great statesman and a European by conviction, Barroso said. “Kohl deserves the Nobel prize for peace,” he added.