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Kežmarok Rynek

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A: Kežmarok námestie

by Marek Stolarčík, 50 meters away

Kežmarok námestie

B: Kezmarok

by Beata Kuckovska, 70 meters away

Kezmarok night..........................................................................................

Kezmarok

C: Night city Kezmarok

by Beata Kuckovska, 80 meters away

Night city Kezmarok.....................................................................................

Night city Kezmarok

D: Kežmarok biblioteka

by Maciej G. Szling, 80 meters away

Kežmarok biblioteka

E: Kežmarská radnica

by Ján Palčo, 80 meters away

Historical center Kezmarok

Kežmarská radnica

F: Kezmarok (centrum)

by Ján Palčo, 100 meters away

Welcome to Kezmarok. Kezmarok is the pearl under the High Tatras. This is one of the most beautiful a...

Kezmarok (centrum)

G: Kezmarok - Križovatka pri červenom kostole

by Marek Stolarčík, 210 meters away

Kezmarok - Križovatka pri červenom kostole

I: Renaissance belfry - Kezmarok

by jan kuckovsky, 220 meters away

Renaissance belfry - Kezmarok.Near the church is a Renaissance bell tower. 1591, considered the most ...

Renaissance belfry - Kezmarok

J: Povodeň v Kežmarku (Jakuba Kraya)

by Ján Palčo, 230 meters away

ničivá povodeň v Kežmarku. Dňa 4.6.2010

Povodeň v Kežmarku (Jakuba Kraya)

This panorama was taken in Slovakia, 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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