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A: Apricot shade

by Sasa Hublin, 9.2 km away

Apricot shade

B: Old house in Hrascina

by Sasa Hublin, 9.2 km away

Old house in Hrascina

C: View from the top of the pyramid

by Sasa Hublin, 9.6 km away

We are in place Hrascina Trgovisce, Croatia. This pyramid was build in 1980., on the place of old woo...

View from the top of the pyramid

D: The pyramid in Hrascina Trgovisce

by Sasa Hublin, 9.7 km away

We are in place Hrascina Trgovisce, Croatia. This pyramid was build in 1980., on the place of old woo...

The pyramid in Hrascina Trgovisce

E: Croatian national sanctuary at Marija Bistrica

by Sasa Hublin, 11.1 km away

This is interior of church of croatian national sanctuary at Marija Bistrica. In Marija Bistrica the ...

Croatian national sanctuary at Marija Bistrica

F: Basilica of the Bistrica Mother of God

by Edin Osmanagić, 11.1 km away

Basilica of the Bistrica Mother of God

G: Pope John Paul II square

by Sasa Hublin, 11.2 km away

We are at Pope John Paul II square in Marija Bistrica. Marija Bistrica is municipality in Krapina-Zag...

Pope John Paul II square

H: Rakovec - Mlaka

by Darko Car, 13.0 km away

Rakovec - Mlaka

I: Sv Helena

by Darko Car, 14.3 km away

Sv Helena

J: Rainy Days

by Ruslan Allahvaerdiev, 16.9 km away

Rainy Days in Croatia.

Rainy Days

This panorama was taken in Croatia, 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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