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Bilder in der Nähe von Norway

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A: Oslo City Hall

von Kyrre Andersen, weniger als 10 Meter entfernt

Oslo City Hall

B: Rathaus Oslo

von Clemens Scharmann, 90 Meter entfernt

Rathaus Oslo

C: Town hall square, Oslo, Norway

von Ilja van de Pavert, 160 Meter entfernt

Town hall square, Oslo, Norway

Town hall square, Oslo, Norway

D: Radhusplassen, Oslo

von Henk Keijzer, 170 Meter entfernt

Radhusplassen, Oslo

Radhusplassen, Oslo

E: Das Nationaltheater in Oslo

von Clemens Scharmann, 200 Meter entfernt

Das Nationaltheater in Oslo

F: Stortinget, The Parliament, Oslo, Norway

von Jedsada Puangsaichai, 300 Meter entfernt

The parliament, Stortinget, Oslo is situated in the middle of Karl Johansgate. It was built in 1861-6...

Stortinget, The Parliament, Oslo, Norway

G: Universität Oslo

von Clemens Scharmann, 300 Meter entfernt

Die juristische Fakultät der Universität Oslo (Domus Media und Domus Academica). Eine große Inspirati...

Universität Oslo

H: Universitetets Aula‎, University Great Hall, Oslo, Norway

von Jedsada Puangsaichai, 320 Meter entfernt

Universitetets Aula, Oslo, Norway. Part of the old university buildings located between the Parliamen...

Universitetets Aula‎, University Great Hall, Oslo, Norway

I: Parliament Of Norway, Oslo

von Bane Obradović, 320 Meter entfernt

Parliament Of Norway, Oslo

J: Sailing Ship, Oslo

von Bane Obradović, 330 Meter entfernt

Sailing Ship, Oslo

Das Panorama wurde in Norway, Europe aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von 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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