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Separácia odpadu, zber a recyklácia je dnes samostatným priemyselným odvetvím. / Separation of waste collection and recycling is now an independent industry.

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A: Banska Bystrica, Mladeznicka ulica (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 170 meters away

Ulica Mlásežnícka. / Mladeznicka Street.

Banska Bystrica, Mladeznicka ulica (SVK)

B: Banska Bystrica, Moskovska ulica (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 300 meters away

Moskovska Street in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.

Banska Bystrica, Moskovska ulica (SVK)

C: Banská Bystrica, Kyjevske (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 440 meters away

Kyjevske námestie v Banskej Bystrici. /  Banska Bystrica Kyjevske Square.

Banská Bystrica, Kyjevske (SVK)

D: Banská Bystrica, modrý kostolík / Blue Church.

by Cibula Vincent, 500 meters away

Modrý kostolík pod Kyjevským námestím.Blue Church under The Kiev Square.

Banská Bystrica, modrý kostolík / Blue Church.

E: Bárczyovský kaštieľ

by Marek Harman, 600 meters away

Bárczyovský kaštieľ

F: The old church in the Radvaň

by Cibula Vincent, 620 meters away

Banská Bystrica časť Radvaň. Radvaňský starý kostol. Keď dedinu postupne pohltilo mesto.Banska Bystri...

The old church in the Radvaň

G: Pri cintoríne

by Marek Harman, 640 meters away

Pri cintoríne

H: Astra

by Marek Harman, 710 meters away

Astra

I: Andy Braxatoris

by Marek Harman, 720 meters away

Andy Braxatoris

J: Park kaštieľa Radvanských

by Marek Harman, 850 meters away

Park kaštieľa Radvanských

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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