Thessaloniki By Night Fisher
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Thessaloniki By Night Fisher

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A: Thessaloniki By Night Alexander The Great

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 170 meters away

Thessaloniki By Night Alexander The Great

B: The new City Hall, Thessaloniki, Greece

by Alexander Hadji, 220 meters away

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The new City Hall, Thessaloniki, Greece

C: The new City Hall, Thessaloniki, Greece

by Alexander Hadji, 220 meters away

The central yard of the new City Hall of Thessaloniki, Greece. Is situated near the seafront of the c...

The new City Hall, Thessaloniki, Greece

D: The floriculture park, Thessaloniki, Greece

by Alexander Hadji, 360 meters away

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The floriculture park, Thessaloniki, Greece

E: Thesaloniki Promedade

by Valentin Matache, 410 meters away

Thesaloniki  Promedade

F: Thessaloniki By Night Leykos Pyrgos 2

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 410 meters away

Thessaloniki By Night Leykos Pyrgos 2

G: The square of XANΘ in Thessaloniki, near TV Tower OTE

by Alexander Hadji, 430 meters away

The big crossroads in the center of the city. It has near ΧΑΝΘ (Chrisitan Brotherhood of Thessaloniki...

The square of XANΘ in Thessaloniki, near TV Tower OTE

H: White Tower of Thessaloniki

by Alexander Hadji, 450 meters away

The White Tower of Thessaloniki (Greek: Λευκός Πύργος Lefkos Pyrgos), is a monument and museum on the...

White Tower of Thessaloniki

I: Thessaloniki By Night Leykos Pyrgos 1

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 470 meters away

Thessaloniki By Night Leykos Pyrgos 1

J: The White Tower of Thessaloniki

by Dimitar Torbov, 480 meters away

The White Tower of Thessaloniki

This panorama was taken in Greece, 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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