Top European Union officials - including Council President Herman Van Rompuy, Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz - arrived in Oslo Monday to accept the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the EU. Critics will juxtapose the celebrations with ongoing economic and political problems roiling the union, and will point especially to the protests whch greeted the leaders, to ongoing Greek economic instability, and to a deepening governmental crisis in Italy. Only about two-thirds of the EU's 27 member states are sending their top political leader to Oslo, with UK Prime Minister David Cameron pointedly not attending. Euronews reports.
EU Leaders In Oslo For Nobel Prize Ceremony
UPDATED 7:27 AM EST, December 10, 2012