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Europapark Groningen

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The Europapark in the city of Groningen, the Netherlands. The Europapark is a mixed office- and residential area in development. Visible are the Euroborg stadium (with the two residential towers Stoker & Brander behind it), home of FC Groningen and the Menzis office building.

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A: Entree Wolff Bioscoop, Groningen

by Mark Bruggema, 200 meters away

Entree Wolff Bioscoop, Groningen

Entree Wolff Bioscoop, Groningen

B: Bouma Boulevard, Groningen

by Mark Bruggema, 320 meters away

Bouma Boulevard, Groningen

Bouma Boulevard, Groningen

C: Stoker & Brander

by Frank van Tol, 370 meters away

The two recently finished residential towers are called the Stoker & Brander and are both aproxim...

Stoker & Brander

D: Stoker & Brander

by Frank van Tol, 390 meters away

The two recently fi nished residential towers are called the Stoker & Brander and are both aproxi...

Stoker & Brander

E: Porsche Showroom Groningen

by Frank van Tol, 390 meters away

Porsche Centrum Groningen is a Porsche car-dealer located in the city of Groningen just outside the c...

Porsche Showroom Groningen

F: Europapark, Groningen

by Mark Bruggema, 480 meters away

Europapark, Groningen

Europapark, Groningen

G: DUO Groningen

by Frank van Tol, 600 meters away

The construction site of the recently finished new office building (designed by UNStudio) of the Dutc...

DUO Groningen

H: New office-building DUO Kempkensberg

by Frank van Tol, 640 meters away

View on the construction site of the new building of DUO and Belastingdienst (two Dutch governmental ...

New office-building DUO Kempkensberg

I: View on Groningen from the DUO-building

by Frank van Tol, 750 meters away

View on the city of Groningen from the 24th floor of the new building of DUO (a Dutch governmental or...

View on Groningen from the DUO-building

J: Sontplein Groningen

by Frank van Tol, 840 meters away

The Sontplein square in the city of Groningen, the Netherlands. This square has some large shopping c...

Sontplein Groningen

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, Europe

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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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