European Union Peace Prize Twitter Reactions

10/12/2012 12:20 pm ET | Updated Oct 15, 2012

When it comes to awarding its prestigious peace prize, the Norway-based Nobel Committee tends to leave everyone at a loss for words. Remember 2009, when the committee sparked a frenzy after presenting the award to Barack Obama, merely a few months after he was sworn into office.

This year, the committee decided to award the prize to the debt-riddled European Union for what it described as "six decades of advancement of peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe."

The move has triggered a torrent of mixed responses, ranging from animated delight to fierce dismay.

Check out below for some of the snarkiest reactions on Twitter.

Twitter Reacts To EU Nobel Prize Win

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