Arches of Toledo Street in Madrid
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Arches of Toledo Street in Madrid

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A: Camino a la plaza Mayor de Madrid

door jose-ignacio-teran, 10 hier vandaan

Camino a la plaza Mayor de Madrid

B: door of the cuchilleros arc

door jose-ignacio-teran, 40 hier vandaan

door of the cuchilleros arc

C: the most ancient restaurant in the world. botin. madrid

door luis davilla, 80 hier vandaan

the most ancient restaurant in the world. botin. madrid

the most ancient restaurant in the world. botin. madrid

E: madrid mayor square in christmas

door luis davilla, 80 hier vandaan

madrid mayor square in christmas

madrid mayor square in christmas

F: Plaza Mayor - Madrid

door koldo gorrotxategi, 80 hier vandaan

Plaza Mayor - Madrid

G: Major Place

door Lorenzo Valles Vila, 90 hier vandaan

 The origins of the square date back to the fifteenth century, when the confluence of roads (streets ...

Major Place

H: Mayor square of Madrid

door jose-ignacio-teran, 90 hier vandaan

Mayor square of Madrid

I: Christmas at Plaza Mayor, Madrid

door Jaime Brotons, 90 hier vandaan

Christmas at Plaza Mayor, Madrid

J: Plaza Mayor

door Rafael DeVill, 90 hier vandaan

Plaza Mayor means mains square in Spanish. In the middle ages it wasn't only the center of the city, ...

Plaza Mayor

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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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