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A: Komoca

by Petr Prager, 4.6 km away

Komoca

B: Palarikovo

by Petr Prager, 8.3 km away

Palarikovo

C: Andovce

by Petr Prager, 8.4 km away

Andovce

D: The Main Square in Nove Zamky

by Zoltan Duray, 12.7 km away

The Main Square in Nove Zamky

E: Nové Zámky. Hlavné námestie / Main Square

by Cibula Vincent, 12.7 km away

Hlavné námestie.

Nové Zámky. Hlavné námestie / Main Square

F: The Main Square in Nove Zamky

by Zoltan Duray, 12.8 km away

The Main Square in Nove Zamky

G: Nove Zamky (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 13.1 km away

Milan Rastislav Stefanik Street in Nove Zamky, Slovakia

Nove Zamky (SVK)

H: Nové Zámky, Sídlisko / Settlement Bašty

by Cibula Vincent, 13.3 km away

Sídlisko Bašty, Széchényiho námestie.

Nové Zámky, Sídlisko  / Settlement Bašty

I: Tvrdosovce

by Petr Prager, 13.4 km away

Tvrdosovce

J: Nové Zámky, Railway Station.

by Cibula Vincent, 13.5 km away

Pred železničnou stanicou v Nových Zámkoch.Before the railway station in Nove Zámky (Slovak New Castle) 

Nové Zámky, Railway Station.

This panorama was taken in Slovakia, 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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