Arbat Kishinev Moldova 2009 12 31
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Arbat Kishinev Moldova 2009 12 31

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A: Kishinev Souvenir Bazaar

by Artur Paluta, 50 meters away

Kishinev Souvenir Bazaar is an open air exhibition and is placed in the center of the city in the squ...

Kishinev Souvenir Bazaar

B: Kishinev Souvenir Bazaar

by Artur Paluta, 60 meters away

Kishinev Souvenir Bazaar is an open air exhibition and is placed in the center of the city in the squ...

Kishinev Souvenir Bazaar

C: Primaria Kishinev Moldova 2009 12 31

by Nikolai Soloviov, 80 meters away

Primaria Kishinev Moldova 2009 12 31

D: Kishinev - City Hall Square

by Artur Paluta, 100 meters away

Kishinev - Downtown - City Hall Square. On the right there is Central Post Office. On the left side t...

Kishinev - City Hall Square

E: Kishinev - Night View - Skytower Shopping Centre and University "ULIM"

by Artur Paluta, 170 meters away

Kishinev, downtown, night view. Skytower Business centre and International University ULIM lights in ...

Kishinev - Night View - Skytower Shopping Centre and University "ULIM"

F: PMAN near Pushkin street, Chisinau

by Alexander Murvanidze, 260 meters away

PMAN near Pushkin street, Chisinau

G: Kishinev - Mitropolit Dosoftei str. - Downtown

by Artur Paluta, 350 meters away

Kishinev. Mitropolit Dosoftei str. Downtown Night. In front can be seen Cathedral Ensemble. In the ri...

Kishinev - Mitropolit Dosoftei str. - Downtown

H: City New Year tree , Kishinev , Moldova 2009 12 31

by Nikolai Soloviov, 390 meters away

City New Year tree , Kishinev , Moldova 2009 12 31

J: 2009 12 31 Victory arch, Kishinev , Moldova

by Nikolai Soloviov, 410 meters away

2009 12 31 Victory arch, Kishinev , Moldova

This panorama was taken in Chisinau, Moldova, 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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