Swinoujscie , Park Zdrojowy ,boisko
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Swinoujscie , Park Zdrojowy ,boisko

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Nearby images in Poland


A: Park Zdrojowy

by Adam Ciarcinski, 200 meters away

Park Zdrojowy

B: Swinoujscie,Park Zdrojowy,fontanny

by Artur Blaszak, 290 meters away

Swinoujscie,Park Zdrojowy,fontanny

D: Swinoujscie , Promenada , winter foggy sunrise

by Artur Blaszak, 430 meters away

Swinoujscie , Promenada , winter foggy sunrise

E: Swinoujscie , Police Station building

by Artur Blaszak, 440 meters away

Swinoujscie , Police Station building

F: Swinoujscie , promenada, last hours of 2011

by Artur Blaszak, 440 meters away

Swinoujscie , promenada, last hours of 2011

G: Swinoujscie , White Eagle Monument

by Artur Blaszak, 450 meters away

Swinoujscie , White Eagle Monument

I: Promenade in the Evening

by Adam Ciarcinski, 470 meters away

Promenade in the Evening

J: Swinoujscie, Interferie-Medical SPA

by Artur Blaszak, 480 meters away

Swinoujscie, Interferie-Medical SPA

This panorama was taken in Poland, 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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