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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Utrecht

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A: Oudegracht in the evening

di Anton van Tetering, 10 metri di distanza

Oudegracht in the evening

B: Hamburgerbrug-snow-covered

di Anton van Tetering, 10 metri di distanza

Hamburgerbrug-snow-covered

C: Hamburgerbrug

di Anton van Tetering, 20 metri di distanza

Hamburgerbrug

D: The roof of the Springweg-parking

di Anton van Tetering, 80 metri di distanza

The roof of the Springweg-parking

E: Oudegracht

di Anton van Tetering, 140 metri di distanza

The Oudegracht (lit. Old Canal) is the oldest canal in the centre of Utrecht. It is about 2 kilometer...

Oudegracht

F: Wine cellar Hotel Karel V in Utrecht

di Pieter Angenent, 140 metri di distanza

Wine cellar Hotel Karel V in Utrecht

G: NV-garden behind Tivoli

di Anton van Tetering, 180 metri di distanza

NV-garden behind Tivoli

H: dom square snow covered

di Anton van Tetering, 200 metri di distanza

dom square snow covered

I: Paulusbridge over the Nieuwegracht

di Anton van Tetering, 210 metri di distanza

Paulusbridge over the Nieuwegracht

J: Dom tower by night

di Anton van Tetering, 210 metri di distanza

Dom tower by night

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Utrecht, 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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