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Old church and cemetry in Koutsoulopeteres (Crete, Greece)

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C: Church interior in Koutsoulopeteres (Crete, Greece)

di Victorina, 180 metri di distanza

Church interior in Koutsoulopeteres (Crete, Greece)

D: Blossoming tree in Roussa Eklissia (Crete, Greece)

di Victorina, 820 metri di distanza

Sunny morning in the street of old mountain village Roussa Eklissia (Eastern part of Crete, Greece). ...

Blossoming tree in Roussa Eklissia (Crete, Greece)

F: View from the Minoan settlement at Agia Fotia, Sitia

di Derek Boyd, 1.9 km di distanza

View from the Minoan settlement at Agia Fotia, Sitia

View from the Minoan settlement at Agia Fotia, Sitia

G: Sunrise in the harbour of Sitia (Crete, Greece)

di Victorina, 5.3 km di distanza

The palm trees on the quay in the small town of Sitia (Eastern Crete, Greece). In early calm morning ...

Sunrise in the harbour of Sitia (Crete, Greece)

H: 1240046 1240058

di Derek Boyd, 5.4 km di distanza

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I: Garden near Manolis Kambanakis's house in the town of Sitia (Crete, Greece)

di Victorina, 5.5 km di distanza

  A little fruit garden near the old house of Manolis Kambanakis. The house is constructed in traditi...

Garden near Manolis Kambanakis's house in the town of Sitia (Crete, Greece)

J: Gorge Of The Dead Crete

di Vasilis Triantafyllou, 11.9 km di distanza

Gorge Of The Dead Crete

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Greece, 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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