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Ice skating fun at canal Schipluiden 2012

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A: Old railbridge in the village of Schipluiden

Par Willem Schulte, à 140 mètres

The Trambridge over the Vlaardingervaart in Schipluiden was a bridge connection where the steam trams...

Old railbridge in the village of Schipluiden

B: IIsclub Vlietland Morning Dawn

Par Mark de Graaf, à 560 mètres

IIsclub Vlietland Morning Dawn

C: Schipluiden

Par Hans Molenkamp, à 580 mètres

The village of Schipluiden, located in the heart of Middendelfland, an area that is known for recreat...

Schipluiden

D: IJsclub Vlietland IJstest 2012

Par Mark de Graaf, à 600 mètres

IJsclub Vlietland IJstest 2012

E: Op Hodenpijl Schipluiden

Par Mark de Graaf, A 1.7 km

Op Hodenpijl Schipluiden

F: Uitzichtpunt De Stoelen Midden Delfland

Par Mark de Graaf, A 2.1 km

Uitzichtpunt De Stoelen Midden Delfland

G: View on the village 't Woudt in Holland

Par Willem Schulte, A 2.7 km

View on the small village 't Woudt in Midden-Delfland in Holland at the most beautifull moment of the...

View on the village 't Woudt in Holland

H: The village 't Woud

Par Hans Molenkamp, A 2.8 km

The very small village with the old Dutch name 't Woud is situated near the city of Delft. It is a ve...

The village  't Woud

I: Vlaardingse Vaart

Par Hans Molenkamp, A 3.1 km

A nature area located not to far from the city of Vlaardingen. It is popular amongst them who like th...

Vlaardingse Vaart

J: Den Hoorn Lookwest Noord First Pole

Par Mark de Graaf, A 3.5 km

Den Hoorn Lookwest Noord First Pole

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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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