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A: Korada, 812m (winter)

by Gorazd Bajt, 6.1 km away

Korada, 812m (winter)

B: Korada

by Gorazd Bajt, 6.2 km away

Korada

C: Sveta gora na Novo Gorico

by Armin Leuprecht, 9.8 km away

Sveta gora na Novo Gorico

D: Jumping ramp at the lake Most na Soci

by Gorazd Bajt, 11.2 km away

Jumping ramp at the lake Most na Soci

E: Walkway around the lake Most na Soci #4

by Gorazd Bajt, 11.3 km away

Walkway around the lake Most na Soci #4

F: Church on Mengore, 453m

by Gorazd Bajt, 11.3 km away

Church on Mengore, 453m

G: Walkway around the lake Most na Soci #2

by Gorazd Bajt, 11.3 km away

Walkway around the lake Most na Soci #2

H: Walkway around the lake Most na Soci #3

by Gorazd Bajt, 11.5 km away

Walkway around the lake Most na Soci #3

I: Walkway around the lake Most na Soci #1

by Gorazd Bajt, 11.5 km away

Walkway around the lake Most na Soci #1

J: Accumulation lake Most na Soci

by Gorazd Bajt, 11.6 km away

Most na Soči is located on a rocky crest above the confluence of Soča and Idrijca rivers. In the past...

Accumulation lake Most na Soci

This panorama was taken in Slovenia, 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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