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Malacky pri soche Sv. Františka Xaverského (Severínek)

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A: Križovatka Malacky - info tabule

by Dusan Skrabak, less than 10 meters away

Križovatka Malacky - info tabule

B: Križovatka Malacky - Záhorácka ul.

by Dusan Skrabak, 20 meters away

Križovatka Malacky - Záhorácka ul.

C: Crossing Malacky

by Dusan Skrabak, 20 meters away

Crossing Malacky

D: Ostrovček na križovatke

by Dusan Skrabak, 20 meters away

Ostrovček na križovatke

E: Križovatka Malacky

by Dusan Skrabak, 20 meters away

Križovatka Malacky

F: Malacky križovatka

by Dusan Skrabak, 30 meters away

Malacky križovatka

G: Malacky - križovatka pred parkom

by Dusan Skrabak, 30 meters away

Malacky - križovatka pred parkom

H: Križovatka - ostrovček

by Dusan Skrabak, 40 meters away

Križovatka - ostrovček

I: križovatka pri obchodáku

by Dusan Skrabak, 40 meters away

križovatka pri obchodáku

J: Malacky - Zahoracka ul. pred hotelom TATRA

by Dusan Skrabak, 80 meters away

Malacky - Zahoracka ul. pred hotelom TATRA

This panorama was taken in Slovakia, 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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