Plaça de l'Ajuntament, Igualada
Plaça de l'ajuntament durant la preparació de l'escenari on es faran les actuacions de la festa major del 2012
Plaza del ayuntamiento durante la preparación del escenario donde se haran las actuaciones de la fiesta mayor del 2012
Al centre d'Igualada podem trobar la parròquia de Santa Maria i Cal Ratés, que és un dels edificis mo...
CAL FRANQUESA A la plaça Pius XII trobem Cal Franquesa edifici modernista d’habitatges promogut per ...
Plaça Pius XII, Mercat de Nadal 2012, Igualada.
Plaça Cal Font, Igualada.Aquesta plaça està situada on abans estava situada una fàbrica tèxtil que és...
Zona verda situada en el que va ser l'antiga estació dels Ferrocarrils Catalans i final de la línia q...
Vista nocturna del parc infantil que hi ha a la cruïlla de l'Avinguda Doctor Pasteur amb l'Avinguda B...
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.