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Panoramabillede af Jürgen Diemer EXPERT Taget 09:14, 27/07/2007 - Views loading...

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Sneeker Meer The Netherlands

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A: Terherne Haven (2)

Af Henk Keijzer, 4.3 km væk

Terherne Haven

Terherne Haven (2)

B: Terherne Haven (1)

Af Henk Keijzer, 4.5 km væk

Terherne Haven

Terherne Haven (1)

C: Netherlands-Sneek-Singel 62-Sint Martinus kerk

Af Harry Zelfontspanner, 5.2 km væk

The Sint Martinus is the R. K. pseudo-neo-Gothic cruciform basilikale in Sneek and is dedicated to St...

Netherlands-Sneek-Singel 62-Sint Martinus kerk

D: Geuwkade, sneek

Af Mark Bruggema, 5.3 km væk

Geuwkade, sneek

Geuwkade, sneek

E: Waterpoort, Sneek

Af Mark Bruggema, 5.3 km væk

Waterpoort, Sneek

Waterpoort, Sneek

F: Duinterpen Sneek Netherlands

Af Hans Molenkamp, 5.3 km væk

A panoramic view from an altitude of 20 meter by the Dutch photographer Hans Molenkamp. This area on ...

Duinterpen Sneek Netherlands

G: Waterpoort, Sneek

Af Mark Bruggema, 5.4 km væk

Waterpoort, Sneek

Waterpoort, Sneek

H: Waterpoort, Sneek

Af Mark Bruggema, 5.4 km væk

Waterpoort, Sneek

Waterpoort, Sneek

I: Netherlands-Sneek-Lemmerweg-Waterpoort

Af Harry Zelfontspanner, 5.4 km væk

The Waterpoort is the most famous building in Sneek that dates from 1613. It is a world-famous monume...

Netherlands-Sneek-Lemmerweg-Waterpoort

J: Waterpoort, Sneek

Af Mark Bruggema, 5.4 km væk

Waterpoort, Sneek

Waterpoort, Sneek

Dette panorama blev taget i Netherlands, 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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