The FT has noted:
The EU was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, the latest in a string of controversial decisions from the Norwegian panel.
Thorbjørn Jagland, head of the Oslo-based Nobel Committee, justified the award by stressing the EU’s role in bringing France and Germany closer together, and by helping strengthen democracy in southern as well as central and eastern Europe.
Hang on: Greece and Italy lost democratically elected prime ministers at EU behest.
Governments across Europe are having to give up powers to the EU and must impose austerity on demand.
This is democracy?
Orwell - spin in your grave.