"Kupske Večeri" the feast that has been held every year near the Kupa bridge. The river of Kupa is a natural border between the Zagreb and Karlovac county. The factory on the north is well known producer of the natural water "Jamnica".
Lijevo Sredičko Village, Pisarovina municipality
Donja Kupcina Village, County of Pisarovina. On the road to the Pisarovina.
Dvoranci Village, County of Pisarovina.
Donja Kupcina - village center
Areaial photo taken from the 200m of the industrial area of the Pisarovina county. The Industrial par...
The Municipality administrative center in the Pisarovina village.
The Church and the cemetary in the Donja Kupcina village
Lucelnica Village, county of Pisarovina.
Bratina Village, County of Pisarovina.
We are in the forest of Strpet in Kupinecki Kraljevec. This road connects two places, Strpet on the n...
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.