The Best Things to Eat in the European Union – Part 2

The Best Things to Eat in the European Union – Part 2

Part one of the best things to eat in the EU looked at Halloumi cheese in Cyprus, beef stew in Belgium and a fried filo delight in Bulgaria. In this blog we look at great dishes from the Czech Republic, Denmark and Estonia among others. Czech Republic – Vepro-Knedlo-Zelo Outside Prague, the Czech Republic is mostly a rural society and their cuisine reflects it. One such rustic and simple dish is Vepro-knedlo-zelo which basically is a trio of...

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The Success of the European Union – Part 2

The Success of the European Union – Part 2

Part two into our exploration into the successes of the European Union looks at how it won a Nobel Peace Prize, also how it banished the death penalty and how a million-ton butter mountain suddenly appeared. In the previous blog of the successes of the European Union we looked at how the Union gave freedom to half a billion people and how it created one of the world’s biggest markets. The Nobel Peace Prize In 2012 the EU was honored by the...

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Who Lives Where in the European Union

Who Lives Where in the European Union

The EU is unique in many ways, and each European Union member state is unique in their own way too. There are many ways countries of the EU differ from one another, for instance population growth and GDP are two areas that are vastly different. In domestic policy each country can be radically different, such as their approach to education and policing, although there is an overall strategy from the EU, member countries still have their own...

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Crime in the European Union

Crime in the European Union

Crime in the EU has been evolving as different criminal elements from different states have the ability to move more freely from one EU state to another. The criminal landscape of Europe as we once knew it is changing massively. There has been seen a decline of traditional criminal groups and an expansion of virtual criminal underground movements. These can be, single criminal entrepreneurs coming together for particular criminal projects. This...

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The EU and its Borders

The EU and its Borders

Europe has always been a diverse collection of different cultures, languages, peoples, ideals, religions, laws etc. There is no common thread to the countries that are included as part of the EU apart from they happen to be on the same continent. In fact, some people of Europe have more in common with other continents such as Asia, North America and North Africa, so when the European Union was first thought of there were many skeptics that this...

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