Norwegian Embassy In Stockholm 23 July 2011
After Tragedy of Oslo and Utøya, people in Stockholm light candles and put flowers outside embassy of Norway-
The church of St. Peter and St. Sigfrid is also called "The English Church". It is located in the are...
English Church, Stockholm, Sweden.
Sweden flag bearer at 1809 war play , Celebrating tha last battle Sweden was involved in on its own ...
Last war Sweden was involved in was 1809 .Sweden lost against Russia, and peace treaty was signed.Fin...
This is the Swedish National Television (Sveriges Television) building.
The National Maritime Museum or "Sjöhistoriska Museet" displays models of warships and merchant vesse...
The Maritime Museum is the central institution within SMM (Swedish National Maritime Museums), which ...
The statue of the Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind in Djurgarden, the biggest park of Stockholm. The s...
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.