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A: The Church of Our Saviour

door Carsten Larsen, 100 hier vandaan

The Church of Our Saviour (Danish: Vor Frelsers Kirke) is a baroque church in Copenhagen, Denmark, mo...

The Church of Our Saviour

B: Vor Frelsers Kirke

door MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, 170 hier vandaan

Vor Frelsers Kirke

C: Copenhagen Metro

door Ninoslav Adzibaba, 170 hier vandaan

Copenhagen Metro

D: Wilders Canal at Christianshavn

door Flemming V. Larsen, 220 hier vandaan

Wilders Canal at Christianshavn

E: One of the entrances to Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen

door Vil Muhametshin, 250 hier vandaan

Christiania, also known as Freetown Christiania (Danish: Fristaden Christiania) is a self-proclaimed ...

One of the entrances to Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen

F: Cafe at Danish Architecture Centre

door Flemming V. Larsen, 290 hier vandaan

Cafe at Danish Architecture Centre

G: Daily file at the urban part of Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen

door Vil Muhametshin, 610 hier vandaan

The community of the FreetownMeditation and yoga have always been popular among the Christianites, an...

Daily file at the urban part of Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen

H: The Black Diamond

door Ninoslav Adzibaba, 620 hier vandaan

The Black Diamond

I: The Black Diamond Building

door Flemming V. Larsen, 620 hier vandaan

The Black Diamond is one of the new (1999) buildings on the waterfront of Copenhagen. The building wa...

The Black Diamond Building

J: Boersen - The Stock Exchange

door Flemming V. Larsen, 650 hier vandaan

B?rsen was built by Christian IV in 1619?1640 and is the oldest stock exchange in Europe. It is ?know...

Boersen - The Stock Exchange

Dit panorama is genomen in Copenhagen, Europe

Dit is een overzicht van 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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