“The Nobel Peace Prize to the EU is certainly flattering for European supporters like us, but EU deserves it just for its past. The Prize should have gone to Euro”. That’s what the Secretary of ERA (Esperanto Radikala Asocio) said.
“In witness whereof, it’s important to remember the recently and categorical refusal of the European Commission to publish a public consultation in all 23 EU languages. The refusal has been criticized by the European Ombudsman, Nikiforos Diamandouros, who has stressed how European Citizens can’t exercise their right to participate in the European Union decision-making process if public consultation documents are not available in all the official languages. I even remind that linguistic discrimination is condemned under the article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, Pagano said.
He added: “Euro represents the creation of something that didn’t exist before, its aim is the peace-building through innovation. Euro is the quitclaim of every nation to their national currency in favor of something new, collective and prestigious. It’s prodigious! It represents the tangible and pragmatic fact that a stronger democracy than U.S.A. is possible. Is that the reason why United States don’t like Euro?” The E.R.A Secretary concluded: “EU should try to reach the worldwide democracy leadership, because the world is increasingly in need of that”.
Rome. October 12, 2012.