[Aleko Ski Zone] Mountain Rescue Service
The image is taken at the "Aleko" ski center "square" near the Mountain Rescue Service and "Aleko" hut. It is early in the morning, the ski runs have been prepared and waiting for the first ski enthusiasts. The Mountain Rescue Service (MRS) is a specialized organization which is part of the Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC) and operates under the law of BRC (27/09/1995), the Regulations of the Red Cross and Rules of Procedure of the MRS. Made by LazyWeaver
The image is taken early in the morning in the middle of the "Aleko" ski center "square" near the Mou...
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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.
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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.