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Idefagskolen, en kreativ fagskole i Tønsberg.

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A: Tønsberg brygge

by henningb, 770 meters away

Utestedene langs Tønsberg brygge. Bildet er tatt midt mellom Harbour Cafe og Esmeralda.

Tønsberg brygge

B: Fretex Tønsberg

by henningb, 960 meters away

Bildet er tatt rett utenfor Fretex i Tønsberg sentrum.

Fretex Tønsberg

C: Haugar Art Museum in Tønsberg (Norway)

by Pierre Chaton, 1.2 km away

The Haugar Art Museum is located in Tønsberg (Norway). The building was designed by the architects Bj...

Haugar Art Museum in Tønsberg (Norway)

D: Solvang terrasse

by henningb, 2.4 km away

Solvang terrasse ble oppført i 2002-2003 og er fordelt på 5 blokker.

Solvang terrasse

E: Sandeaasen Skole

by Kyrre Andersen, 3.6 km away

Sandeaasen Skole

F: Sandeaasen School

by Kyrre Andersen, 3.6 km away


Sandeaasen School

G: Sandeaasen School night

by Kyrre Andersen, 3.6 km away

Sandeaasen School night

H: Borre National Parc (Norway)

by Pierre Chaton, 13.9 km away

Borre National Park - the parc has the biggest collection of burial mounds from early Iron Age in Nor...

Borre National Parc (Norway)

I: Norway Horten Alfred Berg Grocery

by Pierre Chaton, 17.8 km away

This grocery in Horten (N) has been run since 1915. Alfred Berg back the counter is the third generat...

Norway Horten Alfred Berg Grocery

J: Snow time

by Pierre Chaton, 18.0 km away

Snow time

This panorama was taken in Norway, Europe

This is an overview of 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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