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Panorama's in de omgeving van Tallinn

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A: Infonet AS

door Andrew Bodrov, minder dan 10 meter hier vandaan

Infonet AS

B: Infonet AS

door Andrew Bodrov, 10 hier vandaan

Infonet AS

C: Oleviste Church Tower

door Andrew Bodrov, 190 hier vandaan

Oleviste Church Tower

D: Oleviste Church

door Andrew Bodrov, 220 hier vandaan

Oleviste Church

E: The Battle for the Christmas tree

door Andrew Bodrov, 270 hier vandaan

Historical combat reenactment is a recreational activity re-creating (re-enacting) the aspects of war...

The Battle for the Christmas tree

F: Great Coast Gate

door Min Heo, 280 hier vandaan

Great Coast Gate

G: Old Tallinn

door Vladimir Petrov, 300 hier vandaan

Old Tallinn

H: Skoone hotel - View to Old Town

door Andrew Bodrov, 340 hier vandaan

Skoone hotel - View to Old Town

I: Tallinn City Theatre in Tallinn

door Min Heo, 410 hier vandaan

Tallinn City Theatre in Tallinn

J: Church of the Holy Spirit

door Андрей Гр, 470 hier vandaan

Church of the Holy Spirit

Dit panorama is genomen in Tallinn, 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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