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Hotel Apollon Valtice

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Hotel Apollon Valtice

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Europe

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A: sklipek vinarstvi diana

di Robert Mročka, 250 metri di distanza

Vinný sklípek vinařství Diana ve Valticích.

sklipek vinarstvi diana

B: vinarstvi a penzion diana

di Robert Mročka, 260 metri di distanza

Vinařství a penzion Diana ve Valticích. Západ slunce nad vinohradem.

vinarstvi a penzion diana

C: Main Square in Valtice

di Vlastislav Tauterman, 600 metri di distanza

Main Square in Valtice

Main Square in Valtice

D: Freedom square Valtice

di Michal Szajter, 670 metri di distanza

Freedom square Valtice

E: Valtice - before castle

di Cibula Vincent, 720 metri di distanza

Ve Valticich pred zamkem.In Valtice before castle.

Valtice - before castle

F: Chateau Valtice - statues

di Vlastislav Tauterman, 740 metri di distanza

Chateau Valtice - statues

Chateau Valtice - statues

G: Czech Republic, Valtice, Valtice Castle Courtyard

di Thomas Blanket, 760 metri di distanza

Czech Republic, Valtice, Valtice Castle Courtyard

H: Zamek Valtice

di Robert Mročka, 800 metri di distanza

Zámek Valtice.

Zamek Valtice

I: Valtice Castle entrance

di Cibula Vincent, 800 metri di distanza

Entrance to the castle in Valtice

Valtice Castle entrance

J: Zámok Valtice

di Zoltan Duray, 800 metri di distanza

Zámok Valtice

Questo panorama è stato scattato in 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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