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Camping Brunner - View from the seaside footbridge

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Images à proximité de Austria

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A: Millstaetter Sea

Par Peter Thomas, A 2.3 km

Millstaetter Sea

B: Old Mill in Dellach am Millstättersee

Par Anton Possegger, A 2.5 km

Old Mill in Dellach am Millstättersee

C: Mill II Dellach am Millstättersee

Par Anton Possegger, A 2.5 km

Mill II Dellach am Millstättersee

D: Neues Panorama 2

Par Anton Possegger, A 2.5 km

Neues Panorama 2

E: Welcome To Paradise

Par René Pirker, A 6.6 km

Taken in our garden during sunset on a warm summer day in 2012. You can see there some flowers, fruit...

Welcome To Paradise

G: In The Woods Of Millstatt Alps

Par René Pirker, A 7.1 km

Taken during a little walk in the woods. There are two small ponds too, very idyllic.

In The Woods Of Millstatt Alps

H: Millstatt Cathedral Chapter Lenten Veil

Par René Pirker, A 7.1 km

Visited the wonderful Cathedral Chapel on March 3rd, 2013.

Millstatt Cathedral Chapter Lenten Veil

J: Church in Millstatt

Par Anton Possegger, A 7.1 km

Church in Millstatt

Ce panorama é été pris à Austria, Europe

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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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