October 13, 2012 10:00am by David Farrar The EU wins the Nobel Peace Prize The timing of this is even more strange than Obama winning it. Don’t get me wrong – the EU has been a good success at stopping wars in Europe. Mind you, I think WWII was the bigger factor. But why give it to the EU now, in the middle of their economic meltdown? It looks like a sick joke, or a sympathy award.