|Solana receives peace prize in Hague|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Wednesday, 22 November 2006 17:00|
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Javier Solana, the High Representative for the European Common, Foreign and Security Policy, is to receive the Carnegie-Wateler Peace Prize 2006 in the Hague, the International Court of Justice. Every two years, the award is given to a person or organization that has championed the cause of peace in a noteworthy manner. Solana will receive a certificate and 35,000 euros for his efforts.
Quote: "Javier Solana, European Union High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security, will receive the Carnegie-Wateler Peace Prize 2006 in The Hague on Thursday. The prize has been granted to the EU foreign policy chief because of his incessant efforts towards international peace and security as a representative of the European Union, said a statement issued by Solana's office Wednesday.
For Solana of course, the most noteworthy endeavour he has pursued this year was his negotiations with Iran over their nuclear programme. On the 6th of June, 2006 Javier Solana personally presented Iranian Foreign Minister Mottaki with the six-nation incentive package. He has also been involved in peace talks in the Congo, and of course the Middle East. Solana was the first world leader to visit the Middle East after the end of the Israeli-Hizbullah war, he toured the region again in October and is due to revisit it at the end of this month. It's also not the first time Solana has been awarded a peace prize. On the 11th of May, 2005, he was awarded "Man of the Year" by a Polish magazine called Gazeta Wyborcza (Warsaw).
Quote: "...above all, I see this award as a recognition of our collective success in creating a Europe that is united, free and at peace. Yes, united, free and at peace. We use these words so often that we undervalue their meaning. But only a brief glance at our history proves how revolutionary this state of affairs really is. Poland, perhaps more than other countries, understands the historic significance of this new European order.
The Bible states that the Antichrist will be a great man of peace. Daniel states that through peace, he shall destroy many. How is it possible to destroy nations through peace? Perhaps through subtlety and statecraft, by causing countries to sign away their sovereignty to organizations like the European Union and World Bank, and through agreements like the European Neighbourhood Policy - promising cash for "democratic" reforms.