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Greenwich University

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A: University of Greenwich London, Old Royal Naval College

Por David Straka, 30 metros de distância

The Old Royal Naval College is the architectural centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich, a World Heritage ...

University of Greenwich London, Old Royal Naval College

C: Romney Road, Greenwich, London

Por James Russell, 160 metros de distância

Romney Road, Greenwich, London

D: View of Canary Wharf and Millenium Dome

Por Tom Mills, 170 metros de distância

View of Canary Wharf and Millenium Dome

E: Greenwich

Por Keir Clarke, 170 metros de distância

A view of the Queen's House, Greewich Maritime Museum and the University of Greenwich in Greenwich, L...

Greenwich

F: Trinity hospital

Por Thierry Hamel, 270 metros de distância

Trinity hospital

G: Greenwich Market

Por Tom Mills, 300 metros de distância

Greenwich Market is a covered market in Greenwich, south east London, which specialises in antiques, ...

Greenwich Market

H: The Pink Tree

Por Thierry Hamel, 310 metros de distância

The Pink Tree

I: Cutty Sark on the Thames

Por John Nayler, 310 metros de distância

The famous Cutty Sark was the last of the tea clippers that held speed record for tea carriage and la...

Cutty Sark on the Thames

J: Cuttysark

Por Tom Mills, 330 metros de distância

Cuttysark

Esta panorâmica foi tirada em England, Europe

Esta é uma visão geral de 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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