Cemetery Hloža
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Cemetery Hloža

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A: Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, Hloža

by Rado Marek, 110 meters away

The newest church standing in Belusa Hloza is known as Our Lady of Sorrows church and was built in 19...

Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, Hloža

B: Sunset on river

by Rado Marek, 1.9 km away

Sunset on river

C: The Wooden Woman

by Rado Marek, 2.1 km away

Town center of Beluša is decorated by wooden sculpture of a young woman. It is a daughter of the old ...

The Wooden Woman

D: World War II Memorial

by Rado Marek, 3.9 km away

World War II Memorial

E: The Church at Knoll

by Rado Marek, 4.4 km away

The church is dedicated to the hot Trinity. The client and the position of the church year are not kn...

The Church at Knoll

F: Mojtin - The spring

by Rado Marek, 4.7 km away

Mojtin - The spring

G: Quarry

by Rado Marek, 4.8 km away

Kameňolom Mojtín

Quarry

H: Water reservoir Dolné Kočkovce

by Rado Marek, 5.2 km away

Water reservoir Dolné Kočkovce

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by Peter Karas, 5.2 km away

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by Peter Karas, 5.4 km away

This panorama was taken in Slovakia, 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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