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A: Subacius

by mantas talmantas, 40 meters away

Here used to stand one of about ten gates leading to old town of Vilnius. It was build around XVII ce...


B: Šv. Kazimiero gatvė

by Jonas Nosalis, 220 meters away

Šv. Kazimiero gatvė

C: Filharmonija

by Jonas Nosalis, 250 meters away


D: Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society

by Jonas Nosalis, 250 meters away

Established in 1940, the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society (LNPS) remains the largest and olde...

Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society

E: Aušros vartų street

by Jonas Nosalis, 250 meters away

Aušros vartų street

F: Church of the Holy Trinity

by Jonas Nosalis, 250 meters away

Church of the Holy Trinity (Uniates) and Basilian Monastery is a square basilica shape, with elements...

Church of the Holy Trinity

G: Philharmonic

by Jonas Nosalis, 260 meters away


H: Svdvasios street

by mantas talmantas, 260 meters away

Here is a small street in Vilnius, It looks like it could have looked exactly the same 100 or even mo...

Svdvasios street

I: 2013 08 10 2222 Vilnius Portobello Arka

by Aleksandr Reznik, 270 meters away

2013 08 10 2222 Vilnius Portobello Arka

J: Aušros vartai

by Jonas Nosalis, 290 meters away

Aušros vartai

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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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