Grevelingen at Melissant
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Grevelingen at Melissant

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Landscape at Melissant and the Grevelingen lake

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A: Swim location at Ouddorp

by A. van Die, 6.5 km away

Greveliingen swim location at Ouddorp

Swim location at Ouddorp

B: Hellevoetsluis, ingang haven

by Henk Keijzer, 9.1 km away

Hellevoetsluis, ingang haven

Hellevoetsluis, ingang haven

C: Hellevoetsluis, Jan Blanken dok, schipdeur

by Henk Keijzer, 9.5 km away

Hellevoetsluis, Jan Blanken dok, schipdeur

Hellevoetsluis, Jan Blanken dok, schipdeur

D: Hellevoetsluis, in het Jan Blanken dok

by Henk Keijzer, 9.5 km away

Hellevoetsluis, in het Jan Blanken dok

Hellevoetsluis, in het Jan Blanken dok

E: Hellevoetsluis, Jan Blanken dok, riolen en schuiven

by Henk Keijzer, 9.6 km away

Hellevoetsluis, Jan Blanken dok, riolen en schuiven

Hellevoetsluis, Jan Blanken dok, riolen en schuiven

F: Brouwersdam East Side

by Mark de Graaf, 10.7 km away

Brouwersdam East Side

G: Brouwersdam Panorama

by Mark de Graaf, 11.1 km away

Brouwersdam Panorama

H: Dutch beach

by A. van Die, 11.6 km away

Kite surfers at Ouddorp beach

Dutch beach

I: Brouwersdam Beach

by Mark de Graaf, 12.6 km away

Brouwersdam Beach

J: Scharendijke marina

by A. van Die, 12.8 km away

marina schrendijke

Scharendijke marina

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, Europe

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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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