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A: PKP First Class Intercity Am

by Willy Kaemena, 140 meters away

Polish first class Intercity car

PKP First Class Intercity Am

B: The Bridge in Kolumba Street

by Szczecin, 150 meters away

The Bridge in Kolumba Street

C: VT 628

by Willy Kaemena, 230 meters away

A German regional train class 628 connects Szczecin with Angermünde with immediate connection to Berl...

VT 628

D: Schron przeciwatomowy

by Leszek Cuper, 260 meters away

Schron przeciwatomowy

E: In the backyards of Szczecin

by Alexander Jensko, 300 meters away

Rather joyless part of the otherwise nice, lively harbour town of Szczecin.

In the backyards of Szczecin

F: A backyard in Szczecin

by Alexander Jensko, 300 meters away

Backyard in Szczecin / Stettin, one of those still looking like in the old age of the Communist regim...

A backyard in Szczecin

G: In the backyards of Szczecin

by Alexander Jensko, 320 meters away

Rather joyless part of the otherwise nice, lively harbour town of Szczecin.

In the backyards of Szczecin

H: Tobrucki Square

by Szczecin, 340 meters away

Tobrucki Square

I: Szczecin Maritime Authority

by Alexander Jensko, 350 meters away

An example of neo-gothic architecture in Stettin, domicile of the Maritime Authority of Szczecin (Urz...

Szczecin Maritime Authority

J: Czerwony Ratusz

by Leszek Cuper, 350 meters away

Czerwony Ratusz

This panorama was taken in Poland, 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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