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Immagini nelle vicinanze di England

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A: University of Greenwich London, Old Royal Naval College

di David Straka, 30 metri di distanza

The Old Royal Naval College is the architectural centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich, a World Heritage ...

University of Greenwich London, Old Royal Naval College

C: Romney Road, Greenwich, London

di James Russell, 160 metri di distanza

Romney Road, Greenwich, London

D: View of Canary Wharf and Millenium Dome

di Tom Mills, 170 metri di distanza

View of Canary Wharf and Millenium Dome

E: Greenwich

di Keir Clarke, 170 metri di distanza

A view of the Queen's House, Greewich Maritime Museum and the University of Greenwich in Greenwich, L...

Greenwich

F: National Maritime Museum - London

di Stefano Gelli, 200 metri di distanza

National Maritime Museum - London

G: Cutty Sark Right Side London Uk

di Vasilis Triantafyllou, 270 metri di distanza

Cutty Sark Right Side London Uk

H: Trinity hospital

di Thierry Hamel, 270 metri di distanza

Trinity hospital

I: Greenwich Market

di Tom Mills, 300 metri di distanza

Greenwich Market is a covered market in Greenwich, south east London, which specialises in antiques, ...

Greenwich Market

J: Cutty Sark London Uk

di Vasilis Triantafyllou, 310 metri di distanza

Cutty Sark London Uk

Questo panorama è stato scattato in England, 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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