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A: Playground Spinut in Split Croatia

od Stipe Stanić, 160 meters away

Playground in town Split, Croatia in january 2012. Near this playground you can find the stadium Polj...

Playground Spinut in Split Croatia

B: Hajduk Inter 02.08.2012

od Stipe Stanić, 280 meters away

Hajduk Inter 02.08.2012

C: No Sun In Garden

od Stipe Stanić, 370 meters away

No Sun In Garden

D: Preparation For The 2012 Carnival In Split

od Stipe Stanić, 590 meters away

Preparation For The 2012 Carnival In Split

E: Skate Park Urban Element

od Stipe Stanić, 620 meters away

Skate Park Urban Element

F: Spinut View

od Stipe Stanić, 690 meters away

Spinut View

G: Marmont street -Split

od Darko Rom, 690 meters away

Marmont street -Split

H: Sea Pool in Split Croatia

od Stipe Stanić, 710 meters away

Sea Pool in Split Croatia

I: monastery St. Ante

od Darko Rom, 760 meters away

monastery St. Ante

J: prokurative square

od Darko Rom, 770 meters away

prokurative square

This panorama was taken in Croatia, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

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.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

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.

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