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bikes in the Groeningen station

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A: Stationshal, Groningen

by Mark Bruggema, 70 meters away

Stationshal, Groningen

Stationshal, Groningen

B: Groningen Railway Station Cycle Parking

by Andrea Biffi, 70 meters away

Groningen Railway Station Cycle Parking

C: Station Groningen

by Frank van Tol, 100 meters away

The main railway station of the city of Groningen, located south of the city’s center. This monumenta...

Station Groningen

D: Railway Station Groningen

by Frank van Tol, 110 meters away

The building of the main railway station of the city of Groningen, the Netherlands. This building was...

Railway Station Groningen

E: Museumeiland Groningen

by Frank van Tol, 240 meters away

The Groninger Museum is one of the Dutch institutions of fi ne art and was founded in 1894. Since 199...

Museumeiland Groningen

F: Museumplein, Groningen

by Mark Bruggema, 240 meters away

Museumplein, Groningen

Museumplein, Groningen

G: Cascadecomplex Groningen

by Frank van Tol, 270 meters away

The 'Cascadecomplex' in the city of Groningen. The orange tower is the "De Regentes" and 55 meters hi...

Cascadecomplex Groningen

H: Singels, Groningen

by Mark Bruggema, 340 meters away

Singels, Groningen

Singels, Groningen

I: Reitemakersrijge, Groningen

by Mark Bruggema, 510 meters away

Reitemakersrijge, Groningen

Reitemakersrijge, Groningen

J: Der Aa-kerk Groningen

by Frank van Tol, 580 meters away

The Der Aa-kerk is one of the two still existing medieval churches in the center of the city of Groni...

Der Aa-kerk Groningen

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, Europe

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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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