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Douglas Alexander MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, responding to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union, said: 

"The awarding of this Nobel prize reminds those who have forgotten that the history of the EU goes deeper than the story of the recent years of economic turmoil.

"The EU has played a vital role in unifying a continent ravaged by wars, and from the Balkans to the Caucasus the EU has been central to efforts to resolving crises peacefully."

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