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Baustelle Messe

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A: Parkhaus Messe

by Markus Lissner, 110 meters away

Parkhaus Messe

B: ArtBasel - ArtUnlimited Exterior Plaza Preview day. June14, 2011

by Isaac Martinez, 140 meters away

Art Basel is the world's biggest contemporary art fair, where leading dealers compete to seduce wealt...

ArtBasel - ArtUnlimited Exterior Plaza Preview day. June14, 2011

C: Messeplatz

by Markus Lissner, 180 meters away

Messeplatz

D: Muba Basel

by Werner Getzmann, 180 meters away

Muba Basel

E: Messe, Sperrstrasse

by Markus Lissner, 460 meters away

Messe, Sperrstrasse

F: Grossbasel with Münsterhügel

by Dieter Hofer, 780 meters away

Grossbasel with Münsterhügel

G: Basel Nacht am Rhein

by Markus Lissner, 790 meters away

Basel Nacht am Rhein

H: Spinello Projects at Scope Basel 2011

by Isaac Martinez, 860 meters away

Artist Typoe's work "Confetti Death" represented by the Spinello Gallery (Miami), is shown at the int...

Spinello Projects at Scope Basel 2011

I: Mittlere Bruecke and Helvetia

by Dieter Hofer, 860 meters away

Die Mittlere Brücke, meist Mittlere Rheinbrücke genannt, ist der älteste noch existierende Rheinüberg...

Mittlere Bruecke and Helvetia

J: Museum Jean Tinguely in Basel Switzerland

by Dieter Hofer, 870 meters away

  This Museum, built by architect Mario Botta, houses the 'animated machines' the artist Jean Tinguel...

Museum Jean Tinguely in Basel Switzerland

This panorama was taken in Baden-Wuerttemberg, 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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