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A: Kopalnica

by Gregor Markič, less than 10 meters away

Kopalnica

B: Prešernov gaj

by Gregor Markič, 900 meters away

na Prešernovem grobu

Prešernov gaj

C: pod vrhom Jošta

by Gregor Markič, 4.5 km away

pod vrhom Jošta

D: Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport

by Marijan Marijanovic, 7.6 km away

Ljubljana is the capital and largest city of Slovenia. Located in the middle of a trade route between...

Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport

E: Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport - Airplane DC-6B

by Marijan Marijanovic, 7.8 km away

Ljubljana is the capital and largest city of Slovenia. Located in the middle of a trade route between...

Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport - Airplane DC-6B

F: DC-6B in Ljubljana airport

by Zoran Trost, 7.8 km away

A DC-6B stored at Ljubljana's airport (LJU, Joze Pucnik). Some technical data from the table by the p...

DC-6B in Ljubljana airport

G: Church of sv. Primož and Felicijan on Jamnik

by Zoran Trost, 11.6 km away

The church of sv. Primož and Felicijan stands at the end of the path over the ridge from the village ...

Church of sv. Primož and Felicijan on Jamnik

H: The tree on the ridge of Jamnik

by Zoran Trost, 11.9 km away

There is a nice path from the village of Jamink over the ridge to the church of sv. Primož in Felicij...

The tree on the ridge of Jamnik

I: Slovenian autumn

by Zoran Stanko, 14.6 km away

Slovenian autumn

J: Winter Dream Sunset on Krvavec

by Gregor Kervina, 14.7 km away

I made this panorama near the Krvavec ski resort. It is challenging to shoot 360 in snow if you want ...

Winter Dream Sunset on Krvavec

This panorama was taken in Slovenia, 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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