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Johanniterbrücke

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Images à proximité de Europe

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A: Basel Rhein

Par Adam Ciarcinski, à 90 mètres

Basel Rhein

B: Rossetti

Par Markus Lissner, à 160 mètres

Rossetti

C: Kinderkrankenhaus

Par Markus Lissner, à 210 mètres

Kinderkrankenhaus

D: basel-tattoo

Par juerg-lauper, à 430 mètres

basel-tattoo

E: Spinello Projects at Scope Basel 2011

Par Isaac Martinez, à 470 mètres

Artist Typoe's work "Confetti Death" represented by the Spinello Gallery (Miami), is shown at the int...

Spinello Projects at Scope Basel 2011

F: Basel mittlere Rheinbrücke

Par Markus Lissner, à 610 mètres

Basel mittlere Rheinbrücke

G: Mittlere Bruecke and Helvetia

Par Dieter Hofer, à 620 mètres

Die Mittlere Brücke, meist Mittlere Rheinbrücke genannt, ist der älteste noch existierende Rheinüberg...

Mittlere Bruecke and Helvetia

H: Rainbow over the Rhein in Basel, Switzerland

Par Dieter Hofer, à 620 mètres

Unfortunately I wasn't fast enough to find the bucket with the gold at the end of this rainbow... I h...

Rainbow over the Rhein in Basel, Switzerland

I: 'Victoriahaus' in the Botanical Garden of the University of Basel, Switzerland

Par Dieter Hofer, à 630 mètres

The Victoriahaus was built in 1898 specifically for the giant water lily 'Victoria Regia'. It is one ...

'Victoriahaus' in the Botanical Garden of the University of Basel, Switzerland

J: Basel Botanique

Par Adam Ciarcinski, à 630 mètres

Basel Botanique

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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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