Category: Europe

THE MAIN BODIES OF THE EU
The structure of the European Union changed dramatically as a result of the Treaty of Lisbon. Until 2009 it rested on three “pillars”: the three European Communities, the cooperation of all EU countries within the framework of a common foreign and security policy (CFSP) and their cooperation in justice and home affairs. The Lisbon Treaty dissolved this pillar structure in favor of seven central organs.

The most important organs of the EU include the Council of the European Union (Council of Ministers), the European Commission (EU Commission), the European Parliament, the European Court of Justice and the European Council

Other EU organs are the European Court of Auditors and the European Central Bank.

The majority of European languages ​​belong to the Indo-European language tribe and use the Latin characters. The area of ​​origin of this large language family is probably the area between Central Europe and the Urals. Whether the bearers can be assigned to a uniform Indo-European “primitive people” is highly controversial. The main language branches in Europe are the Germanic, Romance and Slavic languages. Turkish, Hungarian, Finnish and Estonian are not related to the Indo-European language family. For more information about the continent of Europe, please check franciscogardening.com.

Monaco Overview

Monaco Overview

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and surrounded by the French department of the Alpes-Maritimes, the Principality of Monaco is one of the smallest states in the world. It constitutes a kind of political and economic...

Skellig Michael Rock Island (World Heritage)

Skellig Michael Rock Island (World Heritage)

One of the most famous and oldest monasteries in the country is located on the small, inaccessible rocky island off the south-west coast of Ireland featured by historyaah. The monastic settlement was inhabited from...

Antwerp, Belgium Transportation

Antwerp, Belgium Transportation

Antwerp: Recommended excursions Brasschaat The small town is located about 15 kilometers northeast of Antwerp in the nature reserve “Kalmthoutse Heide”. Because of the park, it is also called the “Versaille Antwerp”. Kalmthoutse Heide...

NATO and Russia

NATO and Russia

After the Cold War, NATO created various forms of cooperation with Russia, but mutual mistrust stood in the way of a real rapprochement between the parties. NATO’s enlargement to the east, the war in...

Corsica - the most mountainous island in the Mediterranean

The 10 most popular islands in Europe

Santorini – the white pearl of the Cyclades In 2015 Santorini took first place at the Travelers´ Choice Awards for Europe’s most popular islands. The southernmost island of the Greek Cyclades is characterized by...

Royal Deeside

Scotland Regions and landscapes

Lowlands The Lowlands are the rolling, rolling lowlands south of the big cities, made up of Ayrshire, Dunfries, Galloway and the Borders. These regions offer visitors many historical sights and opportunities for an active...

Dylan Thomas

Wales Philosophers and Theologians

Philosophers and theologians Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) philosopher, mathematician, logician. Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell was born in Trellech in 1872 and advanced to become one of the founders of analytic philosophy. He...

Kosovo Municipal structure

Kosovo Parliamentary Elections

Parliamentary elections Seven parliamentary elections have been held in Kosovo since 1999, in 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010/2011, 2014, 2017 and most recently in October 2019. The 2001 and 2004 elections were organized by the...

Es Canutells

Travel to Es Canutells

Just over 12 km south of Mahón is the small quiet seaside resort of Es Canutells. Nearby are the other holiday destinations of Sant Climent and Punta Prima. As in many other places in...

Olymp

5 Must-see Sights in Greece

Greece is a Dorado for everyone who likes to see sights on their vacation. Countless imposing temples from ancient times, museums with historical remains and many other sights in Greece bear witness to the...

FLORENCE

Florence Travel Guide

Florence exudes Renaissance romance. Atmospheric Florence is a great city holiday destination for lovers of history and culture, as well as gourmets. Incredible art treasures, shopping and lively Italian city life. Florence is called one...

TURKU

Turku Travel Guide

Turku is a great destination all year round. The City of Culture Turku is one of Finland’s most popular destinations. Turku is a historical city destination that pampers tourists, especially in summer. The beautiful...

Vatican City Tourist Attractions 2

Vatican City 2018

Yearbook 2018 Vatican City. During the year, Pope Francis’ heart issues such as climate and refugees came partially overshadowed by the pedophile crimes that have shaken the Catholic Church around the world for decades....

United Kingdom London Tourist Attractions 2

United Kingdom 2018

UK. The Brexit agreement that Prime Minister Theresa May negotiated with the EU during the year was clear in its first draft in November. On November 14, the government had approved it and now...

Ukraine Kiev Tourist Attractions 2

Ukraine 2018

Yearbook 2018 Ukraine. The corruption in the Ukrainian judiciary came into focus when the lawyer and human rights lawyer Iryna Nozdrovska was murdered in January. According to Countryaah.com, Kiev is the capital city of...

Turkey Ankara Tourist Attractions 2

Turkey 2018

Yearbook 2018 Turkey. On June 24, Turkey ran for presidential and parliamentary elections. In the presidential election, incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won with 52.5% of the vote; challenger Muharrem Ince from the enriched...

Switzerland Bern Tourist Attractions 2

Switzerland 2018

Yearbook 2018 Switzerland. In a referendum in March, 71% of voters voted to retain the license fee for public service, that is, radio and TV. According to Countryaah.com, Bern is the capital city of...

Sweden Stockholm Tourist Attractions 2

Sweden 2018

Constitutional struggle and foreign policy activation Prior to his death, Gustav Vasa had set up hereditary dukes, intended to give younger royal sons a princely livelihood and to strengthen the power of the Vasa...

Spain Madrid Tourist Attractions 2

Spain 2018

Yearbook 2018 Spain. After a vote of no confidence, initiated by the Socialist Party (PSOE), Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was forced to resign in early June. According to Countryaah.com, Madrid is the capital city...

Slovenia Ljubljana Tourist Attractions 2

Slovenia 2018

Yearbook 2018 Slovenia. According to Countryaah.com, Ljubljana is the capital city of Slovenia, a country located in Southern Europe. Extravasation for the country’s National Assembly was held in early June after Prime Minister Miro...

Slovakia Bratislava Tourist Attractions 2

Slovakia 2018

Yearbook 2018 Slovakia. In February, investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kušnírová were murdered in a town east of Bratislava. The council came to shake Slovakia and force a number of politicians...

Serbia Belgrade Tourist Attractions 2

Serbia 2018

Yearbook 2018 Serbia. In February, the European Commission presented a new strategy for the Western Balkans. It is noted that Serbia and Montenegro in particular can become EU members as early as 2025 as...

San Marino San Marino Tourist Attractions 2

San Marino 2018

Yearbook 2018 San Marino. In September, San Marino applied for a large loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). According to Countryaah.com, San Marino is the capital city of San Marino, a country located...

Russia Moscow Tourist Attractions 2

Russia 2018

Yearbook 2018 Russian Federation. Opposition leader Aleksey Navalnyj in January definitely refused to stand in this year’s presidential election. His appeal against the Election Commission’s decision was rejected by the Supreme Court on the...

Romania Bucharest Tourist Attractions 2

Romania 2018

Yearbook 2018 Romania. The year began with a government crisis. The Interior Minister dismissed the country’s chief of police following a police scandal, but Prime Minister Mihai Tudose did not accept the decision. Instead,...

Portugal Lisbon Tourist Attractions 2

Portugal 2018

Yearbook 2018 Portugal. Things are going better for Portugal and in October the country received a higher credit rating from the credit rating agency Moody’s, which no longer considers loans to Portugal to be...

Poland Warsaw Tourist Attractions 2

Poland 2018

Yearbook 2018 Poland. In January, new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki replaced almost half of the government’s ministers. It was seen as an attempt to appease the EU leadership, which, before the New Year, initiated...

Norway Oslo Tourist Attractions 2

Norway 2018

Yearbook 2018 Norway. Following government negotiations at Jeløya which began after the New Year, the party leaders of Høyre, the Progress Party (FRP) and Venstre agreed to form a new government. For the past...

Macedonia Skopje Tourist Attractions 2

Northern Macedonia 2018

Yearbook 2018 Northern Macedonia (until 2019 Macedonia). At the referendum in September on Macedonia’s change of name to Northern Macedonia, the jas side won. According to Countryaah.com, Skopje is the capital city of North...

Netherlands Amsterdam Tourist Attractions 2

Netherlands 2018

Yearbook 2018 Netherlands. According to Countryaah.com, Amsterdam is the capital city of Netherlands, a country located in Western Europe. The Dutch crash investigation into the launch of the aircraft MH17 over Ukraine in 2014...

Montenegro Podgorica Tourist Attractions 2

Montenegro 2018

Yearbook 2018 Montenegro. At the April presidential election, former Prime Minister Milo Đukanović already won by about 54% of the vote after the first round. There were seven candidates running for president, and unlike...

Monaco Monaco Tourist Attractions 2

Monaco 2018

Yearbook 2018 Monaco. In March, an organized fraud was revealed in which money from rich people was deceived by pretending to be a high-ranking person in the principality. Among other things, a person who...

Moldova Chisinau Tourist Attractions 2

Moldova 2018

Yearbook 2018 Moldova. The power struggle between Moscow-friendly President Igor Dodon and EU-friendly Prime Minister Pavel Filip continued during the year. In January, Filip won a victory in the Constitutional Court when Dodon was...

Menorca Attractions

Menorca Attractions and Tourist

Attractions and sights in Menorca It is not to come from that Menorca is primarily a holiday island for those seeking sun and swimming. But there are attractions in Menorca. Also beyond pure nature...

Marseille Attractions

Marseille Attractions and Tourist

Attractions in Marseille Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde The foremost symbol of Marseille is located at an altitude of 154 meters above sea level with a magnificent view of the Mediterranean and Marseille...

Malta Valletta Tourist Attractions 2

Malta 2018

Yearbook 2018 Malta. According to Countryaah.com, Valletta is the capital city of Malta, a country located in Southern Europe. Malta’s National Assembly voted in March to lower the voting age from 18 years to...

Luxembourg Tourist Attractions 2

Luxembourg 2018

Yearbook 2018 Luxembourg. At the October 14 parliamentary elections, the incumbent Prime Minister Xavier Bettel’s coalition defeated the Liberal Democratic Party (16.9%), the Social Democratic Socialist Labor Party (17.6%) and the Green Party (15.1%)....

Lithuania Vilnius Tourist Attractions 2

Lithuania 2018

Yearbook 2018 Lithuania. At the New Year, a strict alcohol law came into force which, among other things, banned all alcohol advertising. It had unforeseen consequences when distributors of foreign magazines were forced to...

Liechtenstein Vaduz Tourist Attractions 2

Liechtenstein 2018

Yearbook 2018 Liechtenstein. According to Countryaah.com, Vaduz is the capital city of Liechtenstein, a country located in Western Europe. Liechtenstein was one of the few countries that volunteered to accept asylum seekers in order...