Town hall square, Oslo, Norway
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Town hall square, Oslo, Norway

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Town hall square, Oslo, Norway

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A: Radhusplassen, Oslo

por Henk Keijzer, 10 metros de distancia

Radhusplassen, Oslo

Radhusplassen, Oslo

B: Oslo City Hall

por Clemens Scharmann, 70 metros de distancia

Oslo City Hall

C: Oslo City Hall

por Kyrre Andersen, 160 metros de distancia

Oslo City Hall

D: Oslo city hall

por Tor Erik Schrøder, 160 metros de distancia

Oslo city hall

E: Sailing Ship, Oslo

por Bane Obradović, 180 metros de distancia

Sailing Ship, Oslo

F: Oslo harbour and city hall

por Roy Baardsen, 250 metros de distancia

Oslo harbour with Aker brygge, marina, shopping and residential area. Nobel Peace Center on the west ...

Oslo harbour and city hall

G: Akershus Fortress, Oslo

por Bane Obradović, 280 metros de distancia

Akershus Fortress, Oslo

H: The National Theater in Oslo

por Clemens Scharmann, 370 metros de distancia

The National Theater in Oslo

I: Inside Akershus Fortress, Oslo

por Bane Obradović, 370 metros de distancia

Inside Akershus Fortress, Oslo

J: Stortinget, The Parliament, Oslo, Norway

por Jedsada Puangsaichai, 430 metros de distancia

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

Stortinget, The Parliament, Oslo, Norway

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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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