“It is a great, touching moment for the EU to get the Nobel Peace Price 2012 for the decades of working on peace, democracy and wealth on our continent” said Werner Hoyer, EIB President.

"Although the focus of the current discussions within the EU lies on the financial crisis, this decision reminds us that all the contributions to solve this crisis contribute to a much higher goal – to secure what has been achieved for the people on our continent over the last decades as well as making this continent ready for the challenges of the globalisation.  

We, as EIB, are proud to be part of this overwhelming peace project.“