Avala TV Tower
Avala TV tower is a 204.57m tall telecommunication tower located on Avala mountain near Belgrade, Serbia. It is one of the trademarks of Belgrade. Completed in 1965, collapsed in NATO bombing in 1999, and rebuilt 10 years later.
Avalski televizijski toranj je toranj na planini Avali, pored Beograda.Prvobitno pušten u rad 1965, s...
Old Avala Tower was built from 1961 until 1964. The Tower has started working in the 1965.It was 202,...
Spomenik Neznanom junaku na Avali je monumentalni mauzolej na vrhu planine Avala na jugoistoku Beogra...
The Monument to the Unknown Hero (Serbian: Споменик Незнаном јунаку / Spomenik Neznanom junaku) is lo...
Gradnju spomenika neznanom junaku na planini Avala inicirao je kralj Aleksandar I. Spomenik je sagrađ...
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.