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US actress Parker hails EU as example for America

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 11, 2012 at 1:45 pm •  Published: December 11, 2012

Parker, known from the television comedy-drama "Sex and the City," said her parents were peace activists and she remembers attending anti-war rallies at an early age. She said visiting Oslo held a special significance for her since she wanted to see the table around which the decisions are made on awarding the Peace Prize.

Parker said that the EU had helped solve "incredibly complicated old problems and if they can find a way to be a community ... that is an ideal. It is what I want for us."

Butler, who worked as a lawyer before becoming an actor, said he lived much of his early life in Scotland, "which has had a very tragic history fighting against England for thousands of years."

"Now we live in a time when this isn't happening, and I think as a Scotsman, as a European, it makes me very proud to be part of this process," he said.

The evening's artists, performing at Oslo's Spektrum Hall, include U.S. singer Jennifer Hudson, Australian pop star Kylie Minogue, American R&B artist Ne-Yo, and British soul singer Seal.