2008 Nobel Peace Prize
|2008 Nobel Peace Prize|
The 2008 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari "for his important efforts, on several continents and over more than three decades, to resolve international conflicts".
The committee's decision was heavily criticized in Serbia, because of Ahtisaari's role in the Kosovo status process (Government of Serbia rejects Ahtisaari's plan because it would allegedly guarantee de facto independence of Kosovo). On the other hand, committee's decision was praised by Albanians living in Norway which saluted him in Oslo, on 10 December, by waving flags of Albania and Kosovo.