In a surprise move, this year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the European Union for their role in promoting peace and democracy over the last sixty years. But given the current state of Europe’s economy, many across the continent think the timing of this award couldn’t be worse.

We have lots of European cartoonists that contribute to our site, so I thought I’d turn it over to them to get their thoughts about the EU winning the award…

Christo Komarnitski / Bulgaria (click to view more cartoons by Christo)

Martin Sutovec / Slovakia (click to view more cartoons by Sutovec)

Patrick Chappatte / International Herald Tribune (click to view more cartoons by Chappatte)


Joep Bertrams / The Netherlands (click to view more cartoons by Bertrams)

Frederick Deligne / France (click to view more cartoons by Deligne)

Meanwhile, as this terrific cartoon by Kap illustrates, some EU countries are doing better than others…