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A: Park in Jurmala

door Georgy Soldatov, 80 hier vandaan

Park in Jurmala

B: Jūrmala, Dzintaru prospekts, The Key

door Martins Strubergs, 300 hier vandaan

Jūrmala, Dzintaru prospekts, The Key

C: At the corner of Jomas and Turaidas street, Jurmala

door Vil Muhametshin, 330 hier vandaan

At the corner of Jomas and Turaidas street, Jurmala

D: Restaurant Havana Club

door Georgy Soldatov, 460 hier vandaan

Restaurant Havana Club

E: Pedal boat riding at Dzintari beach, Jurmala

door Vil Muhametshin, 460 hier vandaan

Pedal boat riding at Dzintari beach, Jurmala

F: Dzintari beach, Jurmala, Latvia

door Vil Muhametshin, 460 hier vandaan

Dzintari beach, Jurmala, Latvia

G: At the Dzintari beach, Jurmala, Latvia

door Vil Muhametshin, 480 hier vandaan

At the Dzintari beach, Jurmala, Latvia

H: The memorial cottage of Latvian poets Rainis and Aspazija, Jurmala

door Vil Muhametshin, 600 hier vandaan

This is a study in  a summer cottage that was built in the end of the 19th century. Here Rainis and A...

The memorial cottage of Latvian poets Rainis and Aspazija, Jurmala

J: Lienes iela

door Martins Strubergs, 640 hier vandaan

Lienes iela

Dit panorama is genomen in Latvia, 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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