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Danubiana

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A: Dunaj pro Čunove / Danube at Cunovo

by Cibula Vincent, 260 meters away

Vodné dielo Gabčíkovo. Prívodný kanál pri Čunove. Múzeum moderného umenia. / Danube at Cunovo. Artifi...

Dunaj pro Čunove / Danube at Cunovo

B: Čunovo areál vodných športov / Cunovo Water Sports Komplex (SVK).

by Cibula Vincent, 690 meters away

Rafting Workout in to The Wild Water.

Čunovo areál vodných športov / Cunovo Water Sports Komplex (SVK).

C: Danube at Cunovo (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 1.5 km away

Hrušovská Zdrž. Odkláňa vody Dunaja do prívodného kanála k Vodnému dielu Gabčíkovo.  / Hrusovska Rese...

Danube at Cunovo (SVK)

D: Danube at Cunovo (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 1.5 km away

Hrušovská Zdrž, Zadná strana. Odkláňa vody Dunaja do prívodného kanála k Vodnému dielu Gabčíkovo. / H...

Danube at Cunovo (SVK)

E: Triplex

by Zoltán Bánfalvy, 6.1 km away

This is the Hungarian, Austrian and Slovakian triborder. There is a stone composition of modern art t...

Triplex

F: Nové Košariská - jazero, Rovinka

by Zoltan Duray, 7.8 km away

Nové Košariská - jazero, Rovinka

G: Pamatnik

by Miroslav Pochyba, 9.2 km away

Pamatnik

H: Vojka nad Dunajom Kompa (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 12.9 km away

Kompa Vojka-Kyselica, cez prívodný kanál Vodného diela Gabčíkovo. / Kompa across the new Danube river...

Vojka nad Dunajom Kompa (SVK)

I: Za bunkrom BS-8 "Hřbitov"

by Dusan Skrabak, 13.7 km away

Za bunkrom BS-8 "Hřbitov"

This panorama was taken in Slovakia, 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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