Meli In Tossa 6
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Meli In Tossa 6

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A: Meli In Tossa 19

by Jordi Munné Ruiz, less than 10 meters away

Meli In Tossa 19

B: Spain's Square in Tossa de Mar

by Sergi March, 90 meters away

Spain's Square in the center of the narrow streets that head to the medieval closed old village in To...

Spain's Square in Tossa de Mar

C: Exterior Ermita Tossa de Mar (Poble)

by Jordi Munné Ruiz, 120 meters away

Exterior Ermita Tossa de Mar (Poble)

D: Meli In Tossa 16

by Jordi Munné Ruiz, 200 meters away

Meli In Tossa 16

E: Tossa's de Mar beach

by David Llagostera, 200 meters away

the beach in tossa de mar in spring. La platja de tossa a la primavera

Tossa's de Mar beach

F: 360cities Tossa de Mar

by Carlos Bacelo, 220 meters away

360cities Tossa de Mar

G: Tossa de Mar. Medieval Walls

by Sergi March, 330 meters away

The walled town of Tossa de Mar is a pleasure for the senses and a joy to wander through its narrow s...

Tossa de Mar. Medieval Walls

H: Meli In Tossa 1

by Jordi Munné Ruiz, 350 meters away

Meli In Tossa 1

I: 2013 Tossa La Vila Vella

by Antushev Vladimir, 350 meters away

2013 Tossa La Vila Vella

J: Meli In Tossa 13

by Jordi Munné Ruiz, 350 meters away

Meli In Tossa 13

This panorama was taken in Spain, 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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