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Malta breakfast

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Nearby images in Malta


A: St Anne's Square, Malta

by Ursula & David Molenda, 60 meters away

St Anne's Square, Malta

B: St Anne's Square, Sliema, Malta - Europe

by Martin Micallef, 70 meters away

St Anne's Square, Sliema, Malta - Europe

C: Victor's Pharmacy, Sliema - Malta

by Martin Micallef, 80 meters away

Victor's Pharmacy, Sliema  - Malta

D: Jesus Of Nazareth Church Sliema Malta

by Martin Micallef, 110 meters away

Jesus of Nazareth Parish Church, Sliema, MaltaFriars of the Order of Preachers (Dominican) Telephone:...

Jesus Of Nazareth Church Sliema Malta

E: Starting Harbour Cruise in Sliema, Malta

by Uwe Buecher, 230 meters away

Starting Harbour Cruise in Sliema, Malta

F: Silema

by Banick, 260 meters away

View from Silema


G: city of valleta. malta

by luis davilla, 370 meters away

city of valleta. malta

city of valleta. malta

H: Tigne Point, Malta

by Ursula & David Molenda, 480 meters away

Tigne Point, Malta

I: bridge Sliema

by Andrey Nakamura, 480 meters away

bridge Sliema

J: Sliema, Malta

by Ursula & David Molenda, 510 meters away

Sliema, Malta

This panorama was taken in Malta, 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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