Ags Freightwatch Vlaardingen
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Ags Freightwatch Vlaardingen

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A: Ags Freightwatch Europe

by Henk van den Berg, 30 meters away

Ags Freightwatch Europe

B: Meldkamer Vlaardingen

by Henk van den Berg, 50 meters away

Meldkamer Vlaardingen is een Particuliere Alarm- & Service Centrale met een 24/7 dienstverlening ...

Meldkamer Vlaardingen

C: Ags Freighwatch Harbour Vlaardingen

by Henk van den Berg, 100 meters away

Ags Freighwatch Harbour Vlaardingen

D: Events Farm

by Hans Molenkamp, 1.2 km away

A view on a old farm that is rebuilded as a events farm and is now named Buitenplaats Vlaardingen. Th...

Events Farm

E: Nieuwe waterweg Oeverbos

by Willem Schulte, 1.5 km away

On the bank of the Nieuwe Waterweg river between Vlaardigen and Maasluis there is a metal jetty open ...

Nieuwe waterweg Oeverbos

F: Panorama by the water

by Cliff Odijk, 1.7 km away

Panorama picture taken by the water next to my house. This is one of my first panoramas I've been abl...

Panorama by the water

G: Krabbeplas Vlaardingen

by Hans Molenkamp, 1.9 km away

The recreation area at the border of the town of Vlaardingen. It contains a windsurfarea, swimming la...

Krabbeplas  Vlaardingen

H: Bevrijdingsfestival Vlaardingen

by Martijn Oorthuis, 1.9 km away

Bevrijdingsfestival Vlaardingen

I: Happy new year

by Martijn Oorthuis, 2.0 km away

Happy new year lightpaint.

Happy new year

J: Living room

by Martijn Oorthuis, 2.0 km away

Just a fun image taken in my livingroom.

Living room

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, Europe

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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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