Dubrovnik old town - stradun plaza
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Dubrovnik old town - stradun plaza

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A: Opening of 64 Dubrovnik Summer Festival

door zeljko soletic, minder dan 10 meter hier vandaan

Opening of 64 Dubrovnik Summer Festival

B: Candlemas 2014. in Dubrovnik

door zeljko soletic, minder dan 10 meter hier vandaan

Candlemas, Christian festival beginning on February 2nd in Dubrovnik, 1041. year of tradition. Thanks...

Candlemas 2014. in Dubrovnik

C: Summer evening in Dubrovnik

door zeljko soletic, minder dan 10 meter hier vandaan

Summer evening in Dubrovnik

D: Feast Day of St. Blaise 2014.

door zeljko soletic, minder dan 10 meter hier vandaan

Feast Day of St. Blaise 2014.

E: Dubrovnik by night

door zeljko soletic, minder dan 10 meter hier vandaan

Dubrovnik by night

F: Early morning

door zeljko soletic, minder dan 10 meter hier vandaan

Early morning

G: 63rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival Opening ceremony ( 10.07.2012.)

door zeljko soletic, minder dan 10 meter hier vandaan

63rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival Opening ceremony ( 10.07.2012.)

H: Candlemas 2014. at the beginning

door zeljko soletic, 10 hier vandaan

Candlemas, Christian festival beginning on February 2nd in Dubrovnik, 1041. year of tradition. Thanks...

Candlemas 2014. at the beginning

I: Old Town Dubrovnik, Stradun

door Atila Bezdan, 10 hier vandaan

Old Town Dubrovnik, Stradun

J: Night on the Stradun

door zeljko soletic, 10 hier vandaan

Night on the Stradun

Dit panorama is genomen in Croatia, 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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