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The Moldavian wedding, Kishinev Moldova 2009 10 31

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C: The cellar of restaurant Roata Vremii

by Andrew Usatyuk, 390 meters away

The cellar of restaurant Roata Vremii

D: bul. Traian- str. indipendentii

by Nikolai Soloviov, 430 meters away

bul. Traian- str. indipendentii

E: Traian str

by Nikolai Soloviov, 500 meters away

Traian str

F: D. Moruzi - G. Crisan crossroads, Chisinau

by Alexander Murvanidze, 620 meters away

D. Moruzi - G. Crisan crossroads, Chisinau

G: Chisinau City Gates

by Artur Paluta, 670 meters away

Chisinau City Gates

H: botanika 2009 10 11

by Nikolai Soloviov, 690 meters away

botanika 2009 10 11

I: dacia str, kishinev moldova 2010 04 03

by Nikolai Soloviov, 710 meters away

dacia str, kishinev moldova 2010 04 03

J: BISERICA 'SF.DUMITRU (2009 10 11)

by Nikolai Soloviov, 720 meters away


This panorama was taken in Chisinau, Moldova, 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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