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Šv. Jono street

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A: Skulptura Vilnius Sv Jono 7

by Belmando Poll, 10 meters away

Skulptoriaus Vytauto Nalivaikos sukurta skulptūra "Žibintininkas" sostinės Šv. Jono gatvėje. Sculptor...

Skulptura Vilnius Sv Jono 7

B: 20131116 213539 Fotografijos Ratas

by Aleksandr Reznik, 10 meters away


20131116 213539 Fotografijos Ratas

C: Sv Jono tower

by mantas talmantas, 30 meters away

Probably the highest tower in Vilnius old town. accessible for tourists in summer time, has a conveni...

Sv Jono tower

D: St. Anne's chapel

by Ilja van de Pavert, 80 meters away

St. Anne's chapel, St. John church, Vilnius, Lithuania

St. Anne's chapel

E: 20131116 222627 Vilniaus Universitetas

by Aleksandr Reznik, 110 meters away

20131116 222627 Vilniaus Universitetas

F: Literatų street, Vilnius

by Jonas Nosalis, 170 meters away

Literatų street, Vilnius

G: graffity

by IGNAT, 170 meters away


H: Presidential palace

by Jonas Nosalis, 180 meters away

The Presidential Palace (Lithuanian: Prezidentūra), located in Vilnius Old Town, is the official resi...

Presidential palace

I: 2013 09 21 2308 Prezidentura Hdr

by Aleksandr Reznik, 190 meters away

2013 09 21 2308 Prezidentura Hdr

J: 2013 08 10 2054 Vilnius Pilies street

by Aleksandr Reznik, 190 meters away

2013 08 10 2054 Vilnius Pilies street

This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.net/area/vilnius-lithuania, 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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