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One of the breakwaters in Varna

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A: Varna beach

by Dimitar Torbov, 790 meters away

Varna beach

B: The entrance of the sea garden in Varna

by Dimitar Torbov, 910 meters away

The entrance of the sea garden in Varna

C: "Vasil Drumev" Secondary school

by Slavyan Stoyanov, 930 meters away

"Vasil Drumev" Secondary school

D: Villa Roma

by Slavyan Stoyanov, 960 meters away

Villa Roma

E: The Dolphinarium in Varna

by Dimitar Torbov, 1.2 km away

The Dolphinarium in Varna

F: Comfort Business Center

by Patchwork agency, 1.3 km away

Comfort Business Center

G: Varna Municipality and Comfort Business Center

by Patchwork agency, 1.4 km away

Varna Municipality and Comfort Business Center

H: Варна - крайбрежната алея

by Krasimir Dimitrov, 2.3 km away

Варна - крайбрежната алея

I: Dospat 8 street

by ivylo dobrev, 2.7 km away

Dospat 8 street

J: The Asparuhov Most (Asparuhov Bridge)

by Dimitar Torbov, 3.3 km away

The bridge is the longest bridge in Bulgariq - 2.05 km in length and 50 m in height. It is a favourab...

The Asparuhov Most (Asparuhov Bridge)

This panorama was taken in Bulgaria, 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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