Vilnius Gediminas Avenue Panorama
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Vilnius Gediminas Avenue Panorama

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A: Small Theatre of Vilnius

by DJ-Maryxa MC, 30 meters away

Established in the new building located in the very centre of the Lithuanian capital in the autumn of...

Small Theatre of Vilnius

B: Kudirkas aikste prie McDonalds

by IGNAT, 130 meters away

Kudirkas aikste prie McDonalds

C: Guildhall

by Ihor Pavlenko, 160 meters away


D: V. Kudirkos square

by Jonas Nosalis, 220 meters away

V. Kudirkos square

E: Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre

by Jonas Nosalis, 270 meters away

Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre

F: Suokalbis

by mantas talmantas, 370 meters away

Suokalbis, or collusion is a name of a bar that belongs to Lithuanian writers guild. Its on a right h...


G: 20111231 Vilnius 4

by Valdis Salekalns, 410 meters away

20111231 Vilnius 4

H: Tilto street

by Jonas Nosalis, 440 meters away

Tilto street

I: Vilnius Panorama

by DJ-Maryxa MC, 440 meters away

Vilnius Panorama

J: Frank Zappa monument in Vilnius

by Jonas Nosalis, 510 meters away

So that's where the weird name comes from... The gallant Frank Zappa was in fact the son of two stowa...

Frank Zappa monument in Vilnius

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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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