National Sports Academy Bulgaria
A summer day in the National sports academy park. From that point of view are visible tenis courts, beach volleyball courts, main building of the National sports academy, situated in Studentski grad - Southern Sofia.
Christmas trees in front of FIBank building - G. M. Dimitrov bul., Sofia - Bulgaria. Pictures have be...
Bulgarian School TUES Sofia
Sofia, capital of Bulgaria.The panorama is on th 7-th km. of the exit from Sofia to Plovdiv and Istam...
I shot the Google first, now it's a Google turn!Google Street View cars parked in front of the Holida...
Winner of the 2011 European Union Prize for Literature.You can hear the sound here: http://portreti.b...
The new sport hall in Sofia, capital of Bulgaria: ARENA SOFIA.This hall is close to the main city bul...
Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.
The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.
Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".
Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.
Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.
In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states.
Text by Steve Smith.