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Mljet - small lake

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A: Mljet - big lake

di Night Dubrovnik, 40 metri di distanza

Mljet - big lake

B: Mljet Babine kuce

di Samo Svizec, 920 metri di distanza

Mljet Babine kuce

C: The Romanesque Church of St. Mary

di zeljko soletic, 1.7 km di distanza

Taken 2009. handheld with rectlinear lenses without plumbob

The Romanesque Church of St. Mary

D: Mljet near Soline

di Samo Svizec, 3.5 km di distanza

Mljet near Soline

E: Mijet Island, Croatia

di Rob Antill, 3.6 km di distanza

Taken when visiting the beautiful island of Mijet. We cycled around the island until finding this qui...

Mijet Island, Croatia

F: Mljet near Soline 2

di Samo Svizec, 3.8 km di distanza

Mljet near Soline 2

G: Žuljana, Pelješac

di N.Qusstura, 14.6 km di distanza

Žuljana, Pelješac

Žuljana, Pelješac

H: Zuljana

di ivan ivankovic, 14.8 km di distanza

Zuljana

I: Korcula, Dalmatia

di Tom Puchner, 26.4 km di distanza

Old town of Korcula, UNESCO World heritage site, Birth Town of Marco Polo Panorama taken during a sai...

Korcula, Dalmatia

J: Korcula katedral

di Darko Rom, 26.5 km di distanza

Korcula katedral

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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