The Hague / Malieveld - 'NIET 123 WEG'
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The Hague / Malieveld - 'NIET 123 WEG'

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A: The Hague / Malieveld - 'NIET 123 WEG' #02

by Marco den Herder, 20 meters away

The Hague / Malieveld - 'NIET 123 WEG' #02

B: FNV Demonstration Malieveld March 22nd 2012

by Marco den Herder, 80 meters away

FNV Demonstration Malieveld March 22nd 2012

C: The Hague - Dutch Veterans Day at the 'Malieveld'

by Marco den Herder, 80 meters away

The Hague - Dutch Veterans Day at the 'Malieveld'

D: FNV Demonstration Malieveld March 22nd 2012 (2)

by Marco den Herder, 90 meters away

FNV Demonstration Malieveld March 22nd 2012 (2)

E: FNV Demonstration Malieveld March 22nd 2012 (3)

by Marco den Herder, 100 meters away

FNV Demonstration Malieveld March 22nd 2012 (3)

G: ABN AMRO CPC Loop The Hague 2012

by Marco den Herder, 280 meters away

The ABN AMRO CPC Loop The Hague is a one day running event in The Hague that attracts tens of thousan...

ABN AMRO CPC Loop The Hague 2012

I: The Hague - Refugeecamp near the Central Station

by Marco den Herder, 370 meters away

The Hague - Refugeecamp near the Central Station

J: Hague - centralstation

by Valentin Arfire, 420 meters away

Hague - centralstation

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, 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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