Kenny to receive 'European of the Year' award in Berlin
on 24/10/2012 16:38:18
getting an award in Berlin next month.
Kenny is being named the "Golden Victoria European of the Year 2012" on November 8, presented by publishing group VDZ.
It recognises Mr Kenny's strong contribution to Europe and commitment to European ideals.
Previous recipients of the "European of the Year" award are Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso.
VDZ is the umbrella organisation of German magazine publishers and represents around 90% of the market.
Kenny was given the award because of his 'strong contribution to Europe and commitment to European ideals both as prime minister and throughout his many years in public life', according to VDZ.
They added: "Ireland's determined response to the current economic and financial crisis has been widely respected, particularly in view of the genuine hardship being experienced by many Irish people.
"This award also acknowledges the unique contribution which Ireland has made to the European project since its accession in 1973. The green island has always been at the heart of Europe."