Soldaterbukta in Kirkenes
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Soldaterbukta in Kirkenes

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Marina in Kirkenes

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Norway


A: northern lights in kirkenes snow hotel

di luis davilla, 2.2 km di distanza

northern lights in kirkenes snow hotel

B: kirkenes snow hotel

di luis davilla, 2.2 km di distanza

kirkenes snow hotel

C: King Oscar II Chapel

di David Rowley, 29.1 km di distanza

After the border was agreed upon in 1826, there were often disputes between Norwegian and Russian fis...

King Oscar II Chapel

D: ATV-Murman

di Andrei Kuznetcov, 56.2 km di distanza

 ATV Can-am test-drive


E: ATV German road

di Andrei Kuznetcov, 56.3 km di distanza

ATV Can-am test drive

ATV German road

F: soviet trench

di Mikhail Romashov, 64.5 km di distanza

soviet trench

G: Unusual rocky breeds 5

di Andrei Kuznetcov, 64.8 km di distanza

Unusual rocky breeds 5

H: Sredniy peninsula

di Andrei Kuznetcov, 64.8 km di distanza

Sredniy peninsula

Sredniy peninsula

I: Rusty stones 2011.11

di Kirill Smirnov, 64.8 km di distanza

Rusty stones 2011.11

J: Unusual rocky breeds 4

di Andrei Kuznetcov, 64.8 km di distanza

Unusual rocky breeds 4

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Norway, 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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