20090626 Lithuania Vilnius Europa square
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20090626 Lithuania Vilnius Europa square

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Europa Square Complex is a part e New City Center, and is on the right bank ofriver Neris. Tthe buildings was completed and officially opened on the 1st of May 2004, as part of Lithuania's celebrations upon entering the European Union

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Nearby images in http://www.360cities.net/area/vilnius-lithuania

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A: 2013 12 19 1655 Konstitucijos square

by Aleksandr Reznik, 10 meters away

2013 12 19 1655 Konstitucijos square

B: Europe Square

by Jonas Nosalis, 20 meters away

Europe Square

C: 20101214 Vilnius Night Near Teo

by Aleksandr Reznik, 110 meters away

20101214 Vilnius Night Near Teo

D: Swedbank Terrase

by Bogdana Pashkevich, 230 meters away

The view of Vilnius on the sunny day from Swedbank terrase.

Swedbank Terrase

E: 2013 07 05 22 01 21 Kulturos Naktis

by Aleksandr Reznik, 280 meters away

2013 07 05 22 01 21 Kulturos Naktis

F: Swedbank

by Jonas Nosalis, 290 meters away

Swedbank

G: 2013.05.05 1825 vilnius sakura blossom Chiune Sugihara park

by Aleksandr Reznik, 340 meters away

Sakura park was founded in Vinius in  2001 to mark the 100 anniversary of Chiune Sugihara - japanese ...

2013.05.05 1825 vilnius sakura blossom Chiune Sugihara park

H: Churhc of st. Raphael the Archangel

by Jonas Nosalis, 360 meters away

Churhc of st. Raphael the Archangel

I: Vilnius challenge 2010

by Aleksandr Reznik, 400 meters away

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J: National Gallery of Art. HDR

by Vita Pecialiune, 460 meters away

National Gallery of Art. HDR

This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.net/area/vilnius-lithuania, Europe

This is an overview of 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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