9. Okt. 2015
The Nobel Prize is an encouragement
for a country which faces enormous difficulties
and needs our support
This year’s Nobel peace prize went to Tunisia. You've been there many times with delegations of the CoE. What do you think about this decision from Oslo and about the political situation in Tunisia?
The four representatives are the four most important representatives of the Tunisian civil society and they deserve the Nobel Peace Prize more than many other people. I was so happy when I’ve heard the news at the end of today’s morning. - The Quartet played a crucial role during the Tunisian Revolution. Whenever the other main actors were blocked and a bloody confrontation threatened the peaceful transformation process the Quartet summoned the actors and found compromises which were crucial for the success of the Tunisian revolution and the people who launched the Arab Peoples Spring in Dec 2010. - The Nobel Prize is a clear encouragement for a country which faces enormous difficulties and needs our support. In giving this prize to the important representatives of the Tunisian civil society the Nobel Prize-Committee showed the same political wisdom as their colleagues who provided the Byelorussian writer with the literature Nobel Prize. The Tunisian and the Byelorussian revolutionaries are fighting for peace in interest of all of us and therefore they need the help from all of us. Let's take the two prizes as a special motivation to do whatever we can do for them too.
Link to the full article by Branco Soban (in Slovenian).
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