Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering about 10,180,000 square kilometres (3,930,000sqmi) or 2% of the Earth's surface and about 6.8% of its land area. Of Europe's approximately 50 countries, Russia is by far the largest by both area and population, taking up 40% of the continent (although the country has territory in both Europe and Asia), while Vatican City is the smallest. Europe is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of 739–743million or about 11% of the world's population. Europe has a climate heavily affected by warm Atlantic currents, tempering winters and enabling warm summers on most of the continent, even on latitudes that have severe climates in North America and Asia. Further from the Atlantic, seasonal differences increase, but the mildness of the climate remains.
In Greek mythologyEuropa (/jʊˈroʊpə, jə-/; Greek: ΕὐρώπηEurṓpē) was the mother of KingMinos of Crete, a woman with Phoenician origin of high lineage, and for whom the continentEurope was named. The story of her abduction by Zeus in the form of a white bull was a Cretan story; as Kerényi points out "most of the love-stories concerning Zeus originated from more ancient tales describing his marriages with goddesses. This can especially be said of the story of Europa".
Europa's earliest literary reference is in the Iliad, which is commonly dated to the 8th century B.C. Another early reference to her is in a fragment of the HesiodicCatalogue of Women, discovered at Oxyrhynchus. The earliest vase-painting securely identifiable as Europa, dates from mid-7th century B.C.
The etymology of her Greek name (εὐρύςeurys "wide" or "broad" and ὤψops "eye(s)" or "face") suggests that Europa as a divine spirit represented the wide-faced cow Hathor, at least on some symbolic level. Metaphorically, at a later date her name could be construed as the intelligent or open-minded, analogous to glaukopis (γλαυκῶπις) attributed to Athena. However, Ernest Klein and Giovanni Semerano suggest a possible Semitic origin in Akkadian erebu "to go down, set" (in reference to the sun) which would parallel occident.
The Allmusic review by Alex Henderson awarded the album 3 stars stating "Europe is essentially a straight-ahead hard bop/post-bop date, and yet, it isn't necessarily an album that jazz purists will be comfortable with. That's because Motian doesn't stick to the type of all-acoustic format that purists expect... Europe is a solid effort that will please those who admire Motian's flexibility and open-mindedness".
A building or edifice is a structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory. Buildings come in a variety of shapes, sizes and functions, and have been adapted throughout history for a wide number of factors, from building materials available, to weather conditions, to land prices, ground conditions, specific uses and aesthetic reasons. To better understand the term building compare the list of nonbuilding structures.
Buildings serve several needs of society – primarily as shelter from weather, security, living space, privacy, to store belongings, and to comfortably live and work. A building as a shelter represents a physical division of the human habitat (a place of comfort and safety) and the outside (a place that at times may be harsh and harmful).
Ever since the first cave paintings, buildings have also become objects or canvasess of artistic expression. In recent years, interest in sustainable planning and building practices has also become an intentional part of the design process of many new buildings.
There was no popular support for "nation building" in Afghanistan – there never had been ... they are still in Europe and Japan 77 years after world war two ended. And they are building up their presence in Europe as the Ukraine war continues ... Europe and East Asia (including Taiwan).
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The plant is also the second battery plant in Europe following its German factory ... To build a sustainable and circular battery value chain, CATL is also examining the possibility of joining forces with local partners to establish facilities for battery materials in Europe.
"Germany can count 100 per cent on Portugal's commitment to the building of a gas pipeline.". The flurry of enthusiasm for the new vehicle for gas deliveries comes as Europe faces its most dire energy crisis in decades. Russia has slashed gas supplies to Europe and most recently reduced flows via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to just 20% of capacity.
SHANGHAI, Aug 12 (Reuters) - China's CATL (300750.SZ) said on Friday it would build a 7.3 billion euro ($7.6 billion) battery plant in Hungary, Europe's largest so far, as the world's biggest electric vehicle battery maker gears up to meet growing demand from global automakers.
Any prolonged interruption in coal shipments however could be especially difficult for Europe as it works to implement the ban on Russian coal imports while it is also seeking to build stockpiles ahead of the coming winter months ...Indonesia had pledged to increase exports to help fill the gap for Europe.
... transition to e-mobility in Europe,” said Robin Zeng, founder and chairman of CATL ... VW is building six facilities in Europe alone, while Mercedes has joined Stellantis and TotalEnergies SE in a 7 billion-euro battery venture and is pursuing a total of eight facilities globally.
The BRI, a reference to the SilkRoad Economic Belt and the 21st CenturyMaritime Silk Road, is aimed at building a trade, investment, and infrastructure network that connects Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient trade routes ... The building of the BRI continues to ...
The BRI, which consists of the SilkRoad Economic Belt and the 21st CenturyMaritime Silk Road, is aimed at building a trade, investment, and infrastructure network that connects Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient trade routes ... The building of the BRI continues to ...
“The building of walls across Europe is resulting in the establishment of nee routes for migrants ... In his intervention, Engerer emphasised that the south of Europe cannot and should not build walls, as this will lead to more asylum seeker deaths in the Mediterranean.
Holland is positioned to build strong relationships in Europe and fulfill evolving customer needs — from technical support to logistical services to materials compliance and more.” ... Holland’s growth and momentum in Europe.” ... EUROPE UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ILLINOIS.
“Our new partnership with BSWGroup is really exciting for the company and gives us a great opportunity to build Power Sheds into a world-wide brand and break into new markets such as the US and Europe,” said Sutcliffe. “I’m looking forward to building the business even further and seeing where it takes us over the next few years.”.
While the HDZ and Zagreb advocated in Europe for election law reform, the Bosnian Serb entity, Republika Srpska, has also worked on its international relationships ... It is crucial to build bridges with both the executive and the legislative branches both in Europe and across the Atlantic.
Based in Ullo, Hungary, the factory focuses primarily on building server infrastructure, storage systems and high-end PC workstations used by customers throughout the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region, and further extends Lenovo’s global manufacturing footprint.The ...