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Imágenes cercanas en Slovenia

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A: Prešernov gaj

por gregor-markic, a 4.2 km.

na Prešernovem grobu

Prešernov gaj

B: bathroom

por gregor-markic, a 4.5 km.

bathroom

C: Kopalnica

por gregor-markic, a 4.5 km.

Kopalnica

D: Church of sv. Primož and Felicijan on Jamnik

por Zoran Trost, a 7.8 km.

The church of sv. Primož and Felicijan stands at the end of the path over the ridge from the village ...

Church of sv. Primož and Felicijan on Jamnik

E: The tree on the ridge of Jamnik

por Zoran Trost, a 8.0 km.

There is a nice path from the village of Jamink over the ridge to the church of sv. Primož in Felicij...

The tree on the ridge of Jamnik

F: Slovenian autumn

por Zoran Stanko, a 10.1 km.

Slovenian autumn

G: DC-6B in Ljubljana airport

por Zoran Trost, a 11.9 km.

A DC-6B stored at Ljubljana's airport (LJU, Joze Pucnik). Some technical data from the table by the p...

DC-6B in Ljubljana airport

H: Radovljica, the old town

por Aleksandr Starovojtov, a 14.3 km.

Radovljica, the old town

I: Radovljica, the old town

por Aleksandr Starovojtov, a 14.3 km.

Radovljica, the old town

J: Radovljica Old Town 2

por Aleksandr Starovojtov, a 14.7 km.

Radovljica Old Town 2

Este panorama fue tomado en Slovenia, Europe

Esta es una vista general de 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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