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E: Kishinev - Cathedral "Nasterea Domnului"

Par Artur Paluta, à 60 mètres

Cathedral "Nasterea Domnului" ("Birth of God") is the national importance monument. It has been built...

Kishinev - Cathedral "Nasterea Domnului"

F: 2009 12 31 Victory arch, Kishinev , Moldova

Par Nikolai Soloviov, à 60 mètres

2009 12 31 Victory arch, Kishinev , Moldova

G: Cathedral, Kishinev , Moldova 2009 12 31

Par Nikolai Soloviov, à 80 mètres

Cathedral, Kishinev , Moldova 2009 12 31

H: Kishinev - Interior of the Cathedral "Nasterea Domnului"

Par Artur Paluta, à 110 mètres

Cathedral "Nasterea Domnului" ("Birth of God") is the national importance monument. It has been built...

Kishinev - Interior of the Cathedral "Nasterea Domnului"

I: City New Year tree , Kishinev , Moldova 2009 12 31

Par Nikolai Soloviov, à 140 mètres

City New Year tree , Kishinev , Moldova 2009 12 31

J: Kishinev - Square of the Great National Meeting

Par Artur Paluta, à 140 mètres

Kishinev - Square of the Great National Meeting. On the right side is Moldavian Government Building. ...

Kishinev - Square of the Great National Meeting

Ce panorama é été pris à Chisinau, Moldova, Europe

Ceci est un aperçu 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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