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Dorfplatz Escholzmatt

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A: Dorfplatz in Escholzmatt

door Benedikt Meier, minder dan 10 meter hier vandaan

Dorfplatz in Escholzmatt

B: Mettlen

door Benedikt Meier, 120 hier vandaan

Mettlen

C: secondary school

door Benedikt Meier, 140 hier vandaan

secondary school

D: Some important buildings in Escholzmatt

door Benedikt Meier, 240 hier vandaan

Some important buildings in Escholzmatt

E: northern part of the village

door Benedikt Meier, 260 hier vandaan

northern part of the village

F: Lindenhügel

door Benedikt Meier, 270 hier vandaan

Lindenhügel

G: Fabrics in Escholzmatt

door Benedikt Meier, 610 hier vandaan

Fabrics in Escholzmatt

H: On a hill beside Escholzmatt

door Benedikt Meier, 680 hier vandaan

On a hill beside Escholzmatt

I: Alpabfahrt in Schüpfheim, Switzerland

door Johan Offermans & Karl Overholt, 7.4 hier vandaan

Panorama taken at the 10th annual Entlebucher Alpabfahrt (Descent from the Alps) at the end of Septem...

Alpabfahrt in Schüpfheim, Switzerland

J: Hängelenflüh (Napf, Bern)

door Dimitri Gerster, 7.5 hier vandaan

It's almost family tradition spending the christmas days with my family in a cottage in the Napf regi...

Hängelenflüh (Napf, Bern)

Dit panorama is genomen in Switzerland, 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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