monument voor verzetstrijders in de tweede wereld oorlog , Niet ver van de Antonius hoeve op de zwarte plak in America( Horst aan de maas) . op deze plek hebben twee verzets mensen in september 1944 de rails van de nabij gelegen spoorweg onklaar gemaakt. en zijn daarbij betrapt.
Took this Pano after some fresh snowfall near my Parents place, in the Koolhof. Here you can find an ...
Made this photo in at the castle in Deurne, the castle is build before 1397. The castle was shot to p...
Dima ballooning trip, leaving on the grass field in front of the Willibrordhaeghe Hotel in Deurne. Fr...
The Dima Group building in Deurne, It's a very nice building to watch. The Dima Group is a company, b...
Floriade 2012 in Venlo
In the woods at “de Vers” in Overloon is an open area, wich is used, among other things, for activiti...
Bungalowpark “de Vers” in Overloon has gained a number of beautiful holiday homes. The total number o...
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.