Cracow Szczepanski Square - night tour
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Cracow Szczepanski Square - night tour

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Bilder in der Nähe von Krakow

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A: Szczepanski Square

von Karol Kwiatek, 20 Meter entfernt

Szczepanski Square

B: Cracow - St. Stephen Square, the fountain

von maciek mucha, 30 Meter entfernt

Cracow - St. Stephen Square, the fountain

C: Planty and Palace of Art

von Karol Kwiatek, 80 Meter entfernt

Planty and Palace of Art

E: Krakow

von Maciej G. Szling, 190 Meter entfernt

Krakow

F: St Marc Church in Krakow

von Karol Kwiatek, 200 Meter entfernt

St Marc Church in Krakow

G: Rynek Glowny 3

von Karol Kwiatek, 200 Meter entfernt

Rynek Glowny 3

H: Rynek Glowny

von Kuzma, 200 Meter entfernt

Krakow - Rynek Glowny.  Center of old Krakow from 13 century.  In the center are "Sukiennice", The Ch...

Rynek Glowny

I: Carriage at Main Square, Cracow

von Kamil Kurowski, 220 Meter entfernt

Carriage at Main Square, Cracow

J: St Anna Street and Jagiellonska Street cross-road

von Karol Kwiatek, 220 Meter entfernt

St Anna Street and Jagiellonska Street cross-road

Das Panorama wurde in Krakow, Europe aufgenommen

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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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