Former French President and former president of the European convention, Valery Giscard d’Estaing answers to journalists’ questions in front of his house following the European Union’s Nobel Peace Prize on October 12, 2012 in Paris. The Nobel was awarded to the EU, an institution wracked by the euro crisis but credited with bringing more than half a century of peace to a continent ripped apart by two world wars. AFP PHOTO THOMAS SAMSON