Antenna sul Generoso
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Antenna sul Generoso

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A: Lago di Lugano dal Monte Generoso

by Andrea Biffi, 160 meters away

Lago di Lugano dal Monte Generoso

B: trenino sul monte Generoso

by Andrea Biffi, 180 meters away

trenino sul monte Generoso

C: vetta del Monte Generoso

by Andrea Biffi, 180 meters away

vetta del Monte Generoso

D: belvedere sul Generoso

by Andrea Biffi, 200 meters away

belvedere sul Generoso

E: Switzerland from Generoso summit

by Andrea Biffi, 310 meters away

Switzerland from Generoso summit

F: Vetta del Monte Generoso

by Andrea Biffi, 480 meters away

Vetta del Monte Generoso

G: Monte Generoso

by Andrea Biffi, 540 meters away

Monte Generoso

H: Monte Generoso, versante italiano

by Andrea Biffi, 550 meters away

Monte Generoso, versante italiano

I: pendici del monte Generoso

by Andrea Biffi, 570 meters away

pendici del monte Generoso

J: Italy border on Generoso summit

by Andrea Biffi, 590 meters away

Italy border on Generoso summit

This panorama was taken in Switzerland, Europe

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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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