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Villa Maria

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A: Casa Chiajna

by W. H. Mahyo, 10 meters away

Casa Chiajna

B: Biserica Sf Gheorghe Dudu

by W. H. Mahyo, 610 meters away

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Biserica Sf Gheorghe Dudu

C: Biserica Sfantul Nicolae

by W. H. Mahyo, 640 meters away

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Biserica Sfantul Nicolae

D: Chiajna

by W. H. Mahyo, 660 meters away

Chiajna is a Romanian female name, being a feminine version of "cneaz" (Knyaz). In one version Chiajn...

Chiajna

E: Cocosu Rosu Restaurant

by 360 design, 2.4 km away

Cocosu Rosu Restaurant with traditional romanian food. It's open between 8:00 to 20:00 from monday to...

Cocosu Rosu Restaurant

F: Manastirea Chiajna

by W. H. Mahyo, 2.7 km away

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Manastirea Chiajna

G: Living Room

by Dan Mihai, 3.4 km away

Bucharest Living Room

Living Room

H: Roof Top

by Dan Mihai, 3.4 km away

Panorama from my rooftop

Roof Top

I: Lacul Morii

by W. H. Mahyo, 4.6 km away

Lacul Morii este un lac de acumulare executat în principal pentru protecţia municipiului Bucureşti îm...

Lacul Morii

J: Crangasi parc

by W. H. Mahyo, 4.9 km away

Giuleşti is a neighbourhood in northwestern Bucharest, in Sector 6. The Giuleşti Stadium, Giuleşti Th...

Crangasi parc

This panorama was taken in Romania, 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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