Banská Bystrica, Kyjevske (SVK)
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Banská Bystrica, Kyjevske (SVK)

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Kyjevske námestie v Banskej Bystrici. /  Banska Bystrica Kyjevske Square.

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A: Banská Bystrica, modrý kostolík / Blue Church.

by Cibula Vincent, 120 meters away

Modrý kostolík pod Kyjevským námestím.Blue Church under The Kiev Square.

Banská Bystrica, modrý kostolík / Blue Church.

B: Banska Bystrica, Moskovska ulica (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 150 meters away

Moskovska Street in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.

Banska Bystrica, Moskovska ulica (SVK)

C: Astra

by Marek Harman, 280 meters away

Astra

D: Banska Bystrica, Mladeznicka ulica (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 360 meters away

Ulica Mlásežnícka. / Mladeznicka Street.

Banska Bystrica, Mladeznicka ulica (SVK)

E: Kontajners

by Cibula Vincent, 440 meters away

Separácia odpadu, zber a recyklácia je dnes samostatným priemyselným odvetvím. / Separation of waste ...

Kontajners

F: Domov dôchodcov

by Marek Harman, 640 meters away

Domov dôchodcov

G: Papuča

by Marek Harman, 670 meters away

Papuča

H: Banská Bystrica, nad Tulskou / Above Ther Tulska Street.

by Cibula Vincent, 670 meters away

Pohľad ponad Tulskú ulicu. View over The Tulská Street.

Banská Bystrica, nad Tulskou / Above Ther Tulska Street.

I: Banská Bystrica, Havranské.

by Cibula Vincent, 680 meters away

Centrum voľného času v Banskej Bystrici s výhliadkou na mesto.Leisure Centre in Banska Bystrica with ...

Banská Bystrica, Havranské.

J: Úrad priemyselného vlastníctva

by Marek Harman, 710 meters away

Úrad priemyselného vlastníctva

This panorama was taken in Slovakia, 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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