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A: Charles Eyk Park Maastricht

by Exposure Media, 70 meters away

Charles Eyk Park Maastricht

B: Crowne Plaza Hotel Maastricht

by Exposure Media, 100 meters away

Crowne Plaza Hotel Maastricht

C: The high bridge, Maastricht

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 140 meters away

The high bridge, Maastricht

The high bridge, Maastricht

D: High Bridge Maastricht

by Exposure Media, 140 meters away

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E: Maastricht Wijck Ceramique

by Hans Zijlstra, 270 meters away

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Maastricht Wijck Ceramique

F: Maastricht Wijck Rechtstraat

by Hans Zijlstra, 280 meters away

Wijck (from roman vicus meaning quarter), is the name of the part of the city of Maastricht along the...

Maastricht Wijck Rechtstraat

G: Netherlands - Onze-Lieve-Vrouwewal, Maastricht

by Steve Vogel, 300 meters away

The Onze Lieve Vrouwewal along the river Maas is part of the first fortifications of Maastricht. This...

Netherlands - Onze-Lieve-Vrouwewal, Maastricht

H: Netherlands: The Maas River at Dusk, Maastricht

by Steve Vogel, 350 meters away

Maastricht may not be a canal city, but its history and identity has always been wrapped around the M...

Netherlands: The Maas River at Dusk, Maastricht

I: Netherlands: Maastricht Riverfront

by Steve Vogel, 350 meters away

Maastricht may not be a canal city, but its history and identity has always been wrapped around the M...

Netherlands: Maastricht Riverfront

J: hells gate maastricht

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 350 meters away

hells gate maastricht

hells gate maastricht

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, 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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