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A: Salmon fishing Falkenberg Sweden

by Emile Duijker, 2.1 km away

Salmon fishing Falkenberg Sweden

B: Bastu

by Magnus Hjortvall, 4.9 km away

Bastu

C: beach near Falkenberg Sweden

by Emile Duijker, 7.3 km away

beach near Falkenberg Sweden

D: River Suse the Stone bridge and the Powerplant

by Lars Lindahl, 7.3 km away

This power station at Suse river is built 1928th It has an assembly of 275 kW. The normal annual prod...

River Suse the Stone bridge and the Powerplant

E: Särdal windmill

by Björn Bergström, 19.0 km away

Särdal windmill

F: Galtabäcks hamn Bakom Bodar

by andreasson360, 19.2 km away

Galtabäck harbour south of Varberg. Gear used Sony A850 with 16mm Sony Fisheye

Galtabäcks hamn Bakom Bodar

G: Sunset in a small harbour

by andreasson360, 19.2 km away

Shot in Galtabäck south of Varberg. This image was shot during a trip with Varbergs Fotoklubb, one of...

Sunset in a small harbour

H: Fageltornet Innomhus

by andreasson360, 19.3 km away

Inside bird watch tower in Galtabäck south of Varberg, Sweden. Gear used Sony A850 with 16mm Sony Fis...

Fageltornet Innomhus

I: Galtabäck Fageltornet

by andreasson360, 19.3 km away

Bird watch tower in Galtabäck south of Varberg, Sweden. Gear used Sony A850 with 16mm Sony Fisheye

Galtabäck Fageltornet

J: Taslovslage church

by andreasson360, 22.7 km away

Taslovslage church

This panorama was taken in Sweden, 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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