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Palio Frourio Fin

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A: Palio Frourio Corfu - Greece

Af Iraklis Kavouklis, mindre end 10 meter væk

The Palaio Frourio (Old Fort) stands prominently at the top of a rocky island on the east side of Cor...

Palio Frourio Corfu - Greece

B: In the middle of Spianada Square in Corfu

Af Branimir Minkov, 360 meter væk

The panorama is taken in an area full of interesting items - the old fortress, a Venetian fountain, t...

In the middle of Spianada Square in Corfu

C: Museum of Asian Art corfu

Af Costas Vassis, 500 meter væk

Museum of Asian Art corfu

D: Streets of old town Corfu, Greece

Af Ivan Savin, 580 meter væk

Streets of old town Corfu, Greece

E: Strrets of old Corfu

Af Ivan Savin, 590 meter væk

Strrets of old Corfu

F: Streets of old Corfu, Greece

Af Ivan Savin, 590 meter væk

Streets of old Corfu, Greece

G: Sunny day in old town of Corfu, Greece

Af Ivan Savin, 620 meter væk

Sunny day in old town of Corfu, Greece

H: Place in the old town of Corfu, Greece

Af Ivan Savin, 620 meter væk

Place in the old town of Corfu, Greece

J: Streets of old town Corfu, Greece

Af Ivan Savin, 650 meter væk

Streets of old town Corfu, Greece

Dette panorama blev taget i Greece, Europe

Dette er et overblik over 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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