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Corfu Island Palaiokastritsis Beach View & Life

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The lovely Beach at Corfu Island Palaiokastritsis.

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A: Paleokastritsa Monastery

Par Sergey Kalinin, à 340 mètres

Paleokastritsa Monastery

B: Palaiokastritsa

Par Sergey Kalinin, à 390 mètres

Palaiokastritsa

C: The Golden Fox Complex Lakones Paleokastritsa

Par Sergey Kalinin, à 900 mètres

The Golden Fox Complex Lakones Paleokastritsa

D: agios georgios

Par Martin Maag, A 6.0 km

Beach in agios georgios, near afionas, corfu, greece. Picture taken on 25. July 2012.

agios georgios

E: twin bay

Par Martin Maag, A 6.2 km

Twin bay near afionas or agios georgios on corfu, greece. On the picture only one of the two bays is ...

twin bay

F: Church - Ano Korakiana

Par Sergey Kalinin, A 8.2 km

Church - Ano Korakiana

G: Canal D'amour Corfu Greece

Par Vasilis Triantafyllou, A 13.8 km

Canal D'amour Corfu Greece

H: Crystal Serenity & Queen Elizabeth at Corfu-Κέρκυρα

Par Kudo Kenji Photograph, A 17.5 km

Crystal Serenity&Queen Elizabeth

Crystal Serenity & Queen Elizabeth at Corfu-Κέρκυρα

I: Church - Nissaki

Par Sergey Kalinin, A 17.9 km

Church - Nissaki

J: Sunshine Corfu - Night

Par Sergey Kalinin, A 18.2 km

Sunshine Corfu - Night

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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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