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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Croatia

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A: Bacvice Beach Sunny December

di Stipe Stanić, 130 metri di distanza

Bacvice Beach Sunny December

B: Koteks Center in Split

di Stipe Stanić, 800 metri di distanza

Koteks Center in Split

C: Marine Zenta

di Ivanisevic Ivan, 830 metri di distanza

In this area, are members of their volunteer work and investments built wooden and concrete piers for...

Marine Zenta

D: Wall, Diocletian's Palace, Split, Croatia, Europe

di Oleg Zamzhitskiy, 910 metri di distanza

Wall, Diocletian's Palace, Split, Croatia, Europe

E: Cathedral of Split

di Armin Leuprecht, 930 metri di distanza

Cathedral of Split

F: Diocletian palace

di Darko Rom, 950 metri di distanza

Diocletian palace

G: St. Duje Cathedral

di Igor Adamec, 960 metri di distanza

Cathedral of St. Duje in Split

St. Duje Cathedral

H: Diocletian palace

di Darko Rom, 960 metri di distanza

Diocletian palace

I: ethnography museum

di Darko Rom, 960 metri di distanza

ethnography museum

J: Vestibul

di Darko Rom, 970 metri di distanza

Vestibul in Diocletian palace

Vestibul

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Croatia, Europe

Questa è una vista generale di 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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