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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Croatia

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A: Silba - port Žalić

di Vedran Penga, 90 metri di distanza

Silba - port Žalić

B: Ferry docking

di Vedran Penga, 120 metri di distanza

Ferry docking

C: Silba - Carpusina cove

di Vedran Penga, 280 metri di distanza

Silba - Carpusina cove

D: Silba - view from Toreta

di Vedran Penga, 300 metri di distanza

Silba - view from Toreta

E: Center of Silba village

di Vedran Penga, 410 metri di distanza

Center of Silba village

F: Pocukmarak Cove

di Vedran Penga, 530 metri di distanza

Pocukmarak Cove

G: Silba - Port of Mul

di Vedran Penga, 790 metri di distanza

Silba - Port of Mul

H: Silba Cemetery

di Vedran Penga, 850 metri di distanza

Silba Cemetery

I: Silba - Port Mul

di Vedran Penga, 860 metri di distanza

Silba - Port Mul

J: Port Mul - view from pier

di Vedran Penga, 900 metri di distanza

Port Mul - view from pier

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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