Category Archives: Europe

Edinburgh in Scotland

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. The city inspires its visitors above all with its wonderful location and the beautiful city ​​center. Edinburgh is often referred to as the most beautiful city in Great Britain. The Edinburgh Festival is held here every year. The centuries-old royal tradition of the Scottish city is what gives the… Read More »

Hamburg Recent History

In 1815, Hamburg joined the German Confederation as a Free and Hanseatic City, but stayed away from the German Customs Union for the time being. The Rauhe Haus was built in Hamburg-Horn in 1833 by J. H. Wichern founded. Hamburg adopted a new constitution in 1860. Two years after the German War (1866), in which Hamburg had… Read More »

With The Family in The Faroe Islands

Lots of child-friendly experiences await among the Faroe Islands’ fresh air and lush nature. Here it is easy to adapt the trip to the families’ needs for flexibility and the excursions can easily be experienced at child height. The whole family will love this “road trip” in the Faroe Islands! The tour starts with you taking… Read More »

Russia Morphology

The region extending from eastern Europe to the Urals is essentially formed by a single large plain (Russian or Sarmatic plain) which, from a geological point of view, rests on a rigid, Precambrian crystalline substrate. However, this basement is not intact, but fractured, faulted and therefore divided into blocks which are at the origin of… Read More »

Poland Politics

According to the new constitution approved by referendum on May 25, 1997 (in force since October 17, 1997), Poland is a democratic constitutional state; the social market economy is constitutionally guaranteed. The catalog of fundamental rights, which also includes the protection of minorities, corresponds to international human rights standards. A citizens ’rights ombudsman (elected by… Read More »

Bordeaux, France Overview

Bordeaux – The wine town in the French west Bordeaux is what you would call a polyglot city. Especially in the St. Michel quarter, many people from the south, such as Spaniards and Portuguese, or from further afield, such as black Africans and Arabs, have found their new home here. Abbreviated as BDX by Abbreviationfinder,… Read More »

Budapest, Hungary City History

The area around Budapest was already inhabited around 2000 BC. At 10 BC The area west of the Danube, today’s Óbuda district, was settled by the Romans, who built the Aquincum fortress there in 19 BC. The new province was named Pannonia Inferior. The fortress became the seat of the Roman governor. After the fall… Read More »

Great Britain Overview

Great Britain – Queen, Beatles and Big Ben England is often equated with Great Britain, but this is fundamentally wrong: Great Britain consists of England, Scotland and Wales. Together with Northern Ireland it is then the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK = United Kingdom)”. Great Britain’s cultural heritage is indisputably great.… Read More »

Madeira Entry and Exit Regulations

Formalities, visas German nationals can enter Portugal and therefore Madeira with a valid passport or identity card. German child ID cards are recognized without restriction; Children under the age of 16 can also enter if they are entered in the passport of an accompanying parent. Since Portugal is part of the Schengen area, there are… Read More »

Hotels For Valentine’s Day

Soon it will be that time again: Valentine’s Day, the day of all lovers, is just around the corner. Some of you love it, while others get a cold chill when they think of the kitschy heart decorations that can already be bought on every corner. But how about using this day as an occasion… Read More »

Sights in Chalkidiki

Not only are the numerous Greek islands a popular holiday destination, the Chalkidiki peninsula is also playing an increasingly important role with tourists. It is a region in the north of Greece known for its three finger-like headlands. In addition to great beaches, there are also beautiful places and cultural highlights to discover on Chalkidiki.… Read More »

Tivat – Montenegro’s own Monaco

In Tivat, glamor and expensive life are not far away, as the renovated port city surprises the tourist with its splendor. Tivat is full of the glamor of expensive life, streamlined yachts, luxury hotels, but also beautiful scenery and Finnish small villages. Luxury yachts and beaches Tivat is a small beach town on the picturesque Bay… Read More »

Albania Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Albania is a nation in Southern Europe. Its capital city is Tirana. Following the fall of the Communist regime in 1991, Albania has endeavored to establish good relations with the West. The country was adopted as a member of the NATO defense alliance in 2009 and applied for membership in the… Read More »

Andorra Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Andorra is a nation in Southern Europe. Its capital city is Andorra. Andorra has close relations with Spain and France. The Principality is not an EU member, but has a number of cooperation agreements with the Union and the euro is now the official currency in the country. The same year… Read More »

Austria Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Austria is a nation in Western Europe. Its capital city is Vienna. The end of the Cold War in the early 1990s changed Austria’s security policy situation. Although Austria maintained its position as a neutral country, it became possible to make a freer interpretation of the neutrality. Among other things, this… Read More »

Belarus Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Belarus is a nation in Eastern Europe. Its capital city is Minsk. The regime in Belarus (Belarus) is heavily dependent on Russia, although relations have often been turbulent. The relationship with the Western countries has long been problematic, although Belarus’ withdrawal from Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian Crimea in 2014 has made… Read More »

Belgium Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Belgium is a nation in Western Europe. Its capital city is Brussels. After the two world wars, Belgium was a strong advocate of close cooperation between the Western powers. The country was a founding member of both the NATO defense alliance in 1949 and the EU’s predecessor to the European Coal… Read More »

Bosnia and Herzegovina Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Bosnia and Herzegovina is a nation in Southern Europe. Its capital city is Sarajevo. Bosnia, which consists of two autonomous entities – the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Republika Srpska – is largely held together by strong external pressure. Central power is weak, and since the peace agreement in 1995, the… Read More »

Bulgaria Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Bulgaria is a nation in Eastern Europe. Its capital city is Sofia. Until the collapse of communism in 1989, Bulgaria was a sound state to the Soviet Union. Subsequently, the foreign policy goal was instead to approach the Western powers. Bulgaria joined the US-led NATO Alliance in 2004 and the EU… Read More »

Croatia Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Croatia is a nation in Southern Europe. Its capital city is Zagreb. Croatia has improved its relations with the outside world since the turn of the millennium, through increased willingness to cooperate and strengthen democracy. However, there is some grumbling in relation to several neighboring countries. The country joined NATO in… Read More »

Czech Republic Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Czech Republic is a nation in Eastern Europe. Its capital city is Prague. After the Velvet Revolution in 1989, Czechoslovakia wanted to integrate with Western Europe as quickly as possible. The same was true of the new state, the Czech Republic, which was formed in 1993, since the federation with Slovakia… Read More »

Denmark Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Denmark is a nation in Northern Europe. Its capital city is Copenhagen. The most current foreign policy issues in Denmark concern how far EU cooperation should be and how new security policy threats, such as international terrorism, should be addressed. In recent years, Russia’s foreign policy has begun to be perceived… Read More »

Estonia Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Estonia is a nation in Northern Europe. Its capital city is Tallinn. Estonia’s membership in NATO and in the EU from 2004 forms the basis of the country’s security and foreign policy. Estonia is one of America’s most faithful allies. Relations with Russia are complicated and have deteriorated in recent years… Read More »

Finland Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Finland is a nation in Northern Europe. Its capital city is Helsinki. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 brought a new orientation in Finnish foreign policy. Since 1995, Finland has been a member of the EU and the country also participates in… Read More »

France Defense and Foreign Policy

2019 December France demands the release of imprisoned academics by Iran December 27 The French Foreign Ministry calls on the Iranian ambassador to protest the abduction of two French academics, one of whom has launched a hunger strike. France demands that both academics, who have been imprisoned since June, be released. The academics are accused… Read More »

Germany Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Germany is a nation in Western Europe. Its capital city is Berlin. As Germany has come to play an increasingly strong economic role in Europe and the world, expectations among European countries and the US have increased that the country will also take greater responsibility for peace and security in the… Read More »

Greece Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Greece is a nation in Southern Europe. Its capital city is Athens. Greek foreign policy is mainly characterized by relations with Turkey and the EU. After a period of some relaxation in relation to the arch-rivals Turkey, tensions have increased since the end of the 2010s. Relations with the EU became… Read More »

Hungary Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Hungary is a nation in Eastern Europe. Its capital city is Budapest. With membership in the EU and the NATO defense alliance, Hungary achieved two of its main foreign policy goals, after the last Soviet troops left Hungarian soil in 1991. Since 2010, when Hungary got a right-wing government led by… Read More »

Iceland Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Iceland is a nation in Northern Europe. Its capital city is Reykjavik. Iceland has no military defense of its own. Instead, it is a member of NATO’s defense alliance, which is responsible for the country’s military protection. Until 2006, the US had a military base outside Reykjavík. Iceland is outside the… Read More »

Ireland Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Ireland is a nation in Northern Europe. Its capital city is Dublin. Ireland’s foreign policy has traditionally revolved around the relationship with Britain. The long-standing mistrust between the countries was broken in the 1980s, not least since they began to work together to reach peace in the conflict in Northern Ireland.… Read More »