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Old Town Dubrovnik

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Old Town Croatia viewed from near Fort Lovrjenac

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Croatia

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A: Dubrovnik, zidine

di Atila Bezdan, meno di 10 metri di distanza

Dubrovnik, zidine

B: Dubrovnik - townwall 2

di Ruediger Kottmann, 10 metri di distanza

Dubrovnik - townwall 2

C: Dubrovnik, pogled sa zidina

di Atila Bezdan, 20 metri di distanza

Dubrovnik, pogled sa zidina

D: Rowing adventure in Dubrovnik

di zeljko soletic, 50 metri di distanza

Rowing adventure in Dubrovnik

E: Old Town Dubrovnik

di Warren Eckstein, 60 metri di distanza

Old Town Dubrovnik

Old Town Dubrovnik

F: Museum Rupe in Dubrovnik

di zeljko soletic, 90 metri di distanza

Noć muzeja 25.01.2013. u Muzeju Rupe, Dubrovački muzeji, Dubrovnik

Museum Rupe in Dubrovnik

G: Etnographic museum in Dubrovnik

di zeljko soletic, 100 metri di distanza

Etnographic museum in Dubrovnik

H: Dubrovnik, pogled sa zidina

di Atila Bezdan, 100 metri di distanza

Dubrovnik, pogled sa zidina

I: Walls of Dubrovnik

di Viktor Vokic, 100 metri di distanza

The Walls of Dubrovnik are a series of defensive stone walls that have surrounded and protected the c...

Walls of Dubrovnik

J: Pile Gate in Dubrovnik

di zeljko soletic, 110 metri di distanza

Pile Gate in Dubrovnik

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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