Euro MP Richard Howitt looks as pleased as punch to get his hands on the Nobel Peace Prize.
The prestigious accolade was presented to the Euopean Union in recognition of the work it has done to preserve peace across the continent in recent years.
Mr Howitt, who got a chance to get up close and personal to the honour at the European Parliament, said: “I’m very proud of this award
“The European Union fully deserves this recognition. This is a side of Europe that we don’t always see.
“Both my parents served in the Second World War, my father in the RAF and my mother with the WVS. The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for six decades of work in advancing peace in Europe.”