Dolina Roztoki Wschód
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Dolina Roztoki Wschód

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by cwir, 290 meters away

B: Wielka Siklawa

by Maciej G. Szling, 300 meters away

Wielka Siklawa


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D: Pięc Stawów Polskich

by Maciej G. Szling, 310 meters away

Pięc Stawów Polskich

E: Wielka Siklawa

by Maciej G. Szling, 310 meters away

Wielka Siklawa

F: Big Lake in the Five Polish Lakes Valley in Polish High Tatra Mountains, Poland

by Zbigniew Pilip, 410 meters away

Five Likes Valley (abobe 1800 m high) is one of the most beautiful Valleys in Polish High Tatra Mount...

Big Lake in the Five Polish Lakes Valley in Polish High Tatra Mountains, Poland


by cwir, 420 meters away

H: Wielki Staw

by Maciej G. Szling, 460 meters away

Wielki Staw

I: Dolina Potoku Roztoka

by Maciej G. Szling, 550 meters away

Dolina Potoku Roztoka


by cwir, 550 meters away

This panorama was taken in Poland, 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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