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Panorama's in de omgeving van Croatia

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A: Baska beach, Krk, Croatia

door Miroslav Fleško, 190 hier vandaan

Baska beach, Krk, Croatia

B: Harbor of Baska Croatia

door Peter Gumilar GesmbH, 330 hier vandaan

This is the city beach in the wonderfull town of Baska on the Island of Krk in Croatia. You see on th...

Harbor of Baska Croatia

C: Stone monument to heroes of the Second World War

door Dashkov Vladimir, 350 hier vandaan

Stone monument to heroes of the Second World War

D: Descent to the sea

door Dashkov Vladimir, 500 hier vandaan

Descent to the sea

E: Baska beach - island Krk

door Petr Kolčář, 610 hier vandaan

Baska beach is most popular beach the island Krk.

Baska beach - island Krk

F: Harbor of Baska Croatia

door Peter Gumilar GesmbH, 680 hier vandaan

This picture show you the beautiful harbor of Baska on the Island of Krk in Croatia. On the jetty you...

Harbor of Baska Croatia

G: Evening townscape

door Dashkov Vladimir, 760 hier vandaan

Evening townscape

H: Landing stage for yachts and boats

door Dashkov Vladimir, 820 hier vandaan

Landing stage for yachts and boats

I: Night quay

door Dashkov Vladimir, 910 hier vandaan

Night quay

J: Insel Krk,Baska,Church Sveti Jurje

door Petr Kolčář, 1.1 hier vandaan

View from church Sveti Jurje in Baska. It´s about 2 km from the village center.

Insel Krk,Baska,Church Sveti Jurje

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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