Nova Bystrice Namesti
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Nova Bystrice Namesti

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A: Christmas lights in Nova Bystrice

by Wolfgang Nigischer, less than 10 meters away

Christmas lights in Nova Bystrice (2013)

Christmas lights in Nova Bystrice

B: Nova Bystrice Radnice

by Petr Prager, 50 meters away

Nova Bystrice Radnice

C: Nova Bystrice Kostel

by Petr Prager, 110 meters away

Nova Bystrice Kostel

D: Nova Bystrice Penzion Mnich

by Petr Prager, 170 meters away

Nova Bystrice Penzion Mnich

E: Nova Bystrice Nadrazi

by Petr Prager, 610 meters away

Nova Bystrice Nadrazi

F: Nova Bystrice Golgresort Monachus

by Petr Prager, 1.1 km away

Nova Bystrice Golgresort Monachus

G: Albeř - Osika

by Michal Kowalski, 3.5 km away

Albeř - Osika

H: Haugschlag Driving Range

by Petr Prager, 4.6 km away

Haugschlag Driving Range

I: Haugschlag Golfresort

by Petr Prager, 4.7 km away

Haugschlag Golfresort

J: German - Russian - Czech landmark

by Wolfgang Nigischer, 5.6 km away

Czech - German - Russian landmark near the Hotel Peršlák (former military property).Each of the armie...

German - Russian - Czech landmark

This panorama was taken in 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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