It is being handed out by President Van Rompuy,
LuxembourgTo President Buzek,
17:00 Award of the "Collier du mérite européen" followed by dinner hosted by Prime Minister Jean-Claude Junker
Thursday 25-11-2010 - 12:30 - 18:00 Strasbourg -LuxembourgAt a dinner organised by Mr Jean Claude Juncker, PM of Luxembourg.
17:00 Receving the award "Le Collier du mérite européen" - Luxembourg
This is an award that has never existed before as far as I can tell. Currently its web existence seems to be solely the multilingual versions of the above links.
So can anybody help? What is the collar for?