Villanueva de Sigena, square
Villanueva de Sigena, belongs to the Monegros region is the town where Miguel Servet was born. In the picture you can see the monument in front of the church.
Parish Church of Sena, population of the region "Los Monegros, in the province of Huesca.It is locate...
In the Plaza Mayor of the City Council met Sena. Aragonese style building of brick and priedra.
Ontiñena is a small village that belongs to the region of Bajo Cinca Huesca. For its municipal Alcana...
Cinca valley from the viewpoint of the Alcolea's Santa Cruz.
Square Ramón Mossèn Halls Alcolea de Cinca. As in other small towns, the town hall and the church sha...
Square dedicated to Ramón J. Sender in Alcolea de Cinca.
Cinca river in its passage through the bridge of Alcolea. Despite his apparent calm, sometimes the wa...
Street from the church in Santalecina, Huesca. As in many other populations, the storks have "invaded...
Mayor square, Albalate de Cinca. In this square is the birthplace of a great voice, Miguel Fleta, the...
En Huesca no son todo montañas, también existen zonas deserticas con curiosas formaciones esculpidas ...
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.