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Nearby images in Serbia


A: Crkva Svetog Ilije [Donja Trnava]

by Saša Stojanović, less than 10 meters away

Crkva Svetog Ilije [Donja Trnava]

B: Saint Ilija othodox church in Donja Trnava

by Saša Stojanović, 20 meters away

Saint Ilija othodox church in Donja Trnava

C: Niški Holivud

by Saša Stojanović, 3.3 km away

Niški Holivud

E: Crveni Krst concentration camp

by Saša Stojanović, 13.0 km away

Crveni Krst concentration camp (English: Red Cross concentration camp), also known as logor Crveni Kr...

Crveni Krst concentration camp

F: Crveni krst concentration camp in Nis

by Saša Stojanović, 13.0 km away

Crveni krst concentration camp in Nis

Crveni krst concentration camp in Nis

G: Memories from WWII

by Saša Stojanović, 13.0 km away

Memories from WWII in archive room in Crveni krst (Red cross) in city of Niš in central Serbia. Niš i...

Memories from WWII

H: Kamenicki vis 13 08 2011

by Zvonko Marjanovic, 13.0 km away

Kamenicki vis 13 08 2011

I: Nauk nije bauk 5

by Saša Stojanović, 13.1 km away

Nauk nije bauk 5

J: Festival nauke 2013.

by Saša Stojanović, 13.1 km away

Festival nauke 2013.

This panorama was taken in Serbia, 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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