Atterbomsvagen - Stockholm
Atterbomsvägen is a street in a residentional area in Fredhaell, in Kungsholmen district in Stockholm. The houses have a beautiful view over the lake Maelaren.
Alviks strand is an area in the Alvik district in west Stockholm neighbouring the lake Maelaren. It i...
Simultanförmåga på hög nivå
Simultanförmåga i konferensrummet
Karlberg palace is beautifully situated by lake Karlberg, and it feels entirely isolated in spite of ...
Langholmen is an island but also a district in Stockholm city. Vasterbron is a bridge in central Stoc...
Party for Mali under a bridge in Stockholm.
Vid Hornstull och Hornsplan korsar Hornsgatan och Långholmsgatan varandra och här börjar Liljeholmsbr...
Liljeholmsbron är obemannad vardag 23.30-09.30 samt lördag, söndag och helgdag 23.30-06.00. Under des...
Stockholm Court House (Rådhuset) was completed in 1915. Architect Carl Westman. Wikipedia
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.