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A: Fidi 2011

by Aleksandr Reznik, 20 meters away

Fidi 2011

B: 2013 08 11 185804 Vilnius Silo Bridge

by Aleksandr Reznik, 2.5 km away

2013 08 11 185804 Vilnius Silo Bridge

C: North Town

by Vita Pecialiune, 2.7 km away

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North Town

D: Vilnius.2011. Victory Day (9 may)

by Aleksandr Reznik, 2.7 km away

Victory Day or 9 May marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the Second World W...

Vilnius.2011. Victory Day (9 may)

E: 2012 05 20 Vilnius Near Neris

by Aleksandr Reznik, 2.9 km away

2012 05 20 Vilnius Near Neris

F: Ozas park

by Vita Pecialiune, 3.1 km away

Green Park is a new 9 hectare condo district in Vilnius city. Located in part of the reserve Ozas. Gr...

Ozas park

G: Saules Cemetery

by mantas talmantas, 3.5 km away

Saules Cemetery

H: Ozas

by Vita Pecialiune, 3.5 km away

Vilnius shopping and entertainment centers at night.

Ozas

I: Peter and St. Paul's Church

by Jonas Nosalis, 3.6 km away

Peter and St. Paul's Church

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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