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Vilnius, St. Catherine church

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A: Saint Catherine church in winter

Af IGNAT, 20 meter væk

Saint Catherine church in winter

B: Sv. Kotrinos baznicia

Af IGNAT, 20 meter væk

Sv. Kotrinos baznicia

C: Award for Cinematography “The Oak”, in the St Kotryna Church in Vilnius

Af Jonas Nosalis, 70 meter væk

The Lithuanian Viktoras Radzevicius received his country’s first Award for Cinematography , named “Th...

Award for Cinematography “The Oak”, in the St Kotryna Church in Vilnius

E: Frank Zappa monument in Vilnius

Af Jonas Nosalis, 290 meter væk

So that's where the weird name comes from... The gallant Frank Zappa was in fact the son of two stowa...

Frank Zappa monument in Vilnius

F: Franciscan church, Vilnius

Af Aleksandr Reznik, 300 meter væk

Franciscan church, Vilnius

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Af Jonas Nosalis, 400 meter væk

I: Presidential palace

Af Jonas Nosalis, 410 meter væk

The Presidential Palace (Lithuanian: Prezidentūra), located in Vilnius Old Town, is the official resi...

Presidential palace

J: 2013 09 21 2308 Prezidentura Hdr

Af Aleksandr Reznik, 410 meter væk

2013 09 21 2308 Prezidentura Hdr

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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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