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A: Kungsträdgården and cherry blossoms

by Mats Hjelte, 20 meters away

Kungsträdgården and cherry blossoms

B: Kungsträdgården and cherry blossoms

by Mats Hjelte, 30 meters away

Kungsträdgården and cherry blossoms

C: Game Tent Stockholm Kulturfestival

by Jann Lipka, 30 meters away

Gaming tent of EA Games at Youth event of Stockholm Kulturfestival , The tent was placed at Kungsträd...

Game Tent Stockholm Kulturfestival

D: Kungsträdgården - ice-skating

by Jann Lipka, 30 meters away

Ice-skating Rink in KUngsträdgården is a classic institution , it is running since october regardless...

Kungsträdgården - ice-skating

E: Kungsträdgården and cherry blossoms

by Mats Hjelte, 30 meters away

You have to be there exactly the right week to catch the cherry blossoms at Kungsträdgården, the "Kin...

Kungsträdgården and cherry blossoms

F: Cherry Blossom Stockholm Kungsträdgården

by Jann Lipka, 40 meters away

Since some years back - outburst of cherry flowers is a feast for natives and tourists ( specially Ja...

Cherry Blossom Stockholm Kungsträdgården

G: Kungsträdgården

by Mats Hjelte, 80 meters away


I: Kungsan Medeltidmarknad Band 11apr2010

by Jann Lipka, 80 meters away

Medeltid marknad  11 april 2010 . Medieval ages market with music and shows. Kungsträdgården - in the...

Kungsan Medeltidmarknad  Band 11apr2010

J: Christmas Shopping, Hamngatan, Stockholm

by Mahmood Hamidi, 130 meters away

The rush of Christmas shopping at Hamngatan in Stockholm. Here in front of the department store NK (N...

Christmas Shopping, Hamngatan, Stockholm

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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