Plaza Nueva, Serón
Panorámica de la Plaza Nueva de Serón, Almería.
Centro Neurálgico de este precioso pueblo, situado en la cara norte de la sierra de los Filabres.
Panorámica de la parte norte del valle del Almanzora desde el mirador de la Virgen de la Cabeza, en S...
Sourcing the remaining water from the Thermal Hotel San Nicolas, have a temperature above 45 degrees,...
New soccer field over, we did a measurement under construction.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k51Jo3U...
360º of the main street of Alhama of Almería, at the cross of enix street; at the end of image in th...
View from the Olivillo square to the Moralillo site. Behind is the new building to the musician band ...
Cerrada de la Magdalena
Camino junto a la rambla que desemboca en la cala del Plomo, del Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata, Almeria
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.