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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Europe

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A: Bock Luxembourg City

di Christof Martin - pfalz360.de, 30 metri di distanza

Bock Luxembourg City

B: Memorial Bock Luxembourg

di Christof Martin - pfalz360.de, 40 metri di distanza

Memorial Bock Luxembourg

C: Luxemburg

di Harry Becker, 70 metri di distanza

Luxemburg

D: Luxemburg, Weltkarte

di Harry Becker, 70 metri di distanza

Luxemburg, Weltkarte

E: Luxembourg city ground Saint Jean Baptiste church

di Roland Raele, 100 metri di distanza

Luxembourg city ground Saint Jean Baptiste church

F: Grand Ducal Palace of Luxembourg

di Patrick Hubert, 350 metri di distanza

Go to www.sitopano.net The Grand Ducal Palace of Luxembourg City is a Renaissance building of the six...

Grand Ducal Palace of Luxembourg

G: Luxemburg bridge

di njifoo, 360 metri di distanza

Luxemburg bridge

H: Luxembourg City Ground

di Roland Raele, 390 metri di distanza

Luxembourg City Ground

I: Luxembourg - Place Guillaume II

di Martin Gygax, 450 metri di distanza

Luxembourg - Place Guillaume II

J: Fort Thuengen Luxembourg

di Christof Martin - pfalz360.de, 450 metri di distanza

Fort Thuengen Luxembourg

Questo panorama è stato scattato in 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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