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Närliggande bilder i Poland

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A: City Hall Szczecin

av Adam Ciarcinski, 180 meter bort

City Hall Szczecin

B: szczecin city hall

av Szczecin, 190 meter bort

szczecin city hall

C: Pleciuga in the Evening

av Adam Ciarcinski, 250 meter bort

Pleciuga in the Evening

D: Pleciuga Fountain

av Adam Ciarcinski, 280 meter bort

Pleciuga Fountain

E: The Fair Grassland

av Szczecin, 290 meter bort

The Fair Grassland

F: Jasne Blonia At Dusk

av Adam Ciarcinski, 310 meter bort

Jasne Blonia At Dusk

G: Jasne Blonia

av Adam Ciarcinski, 400 meter bort

Jasne Blonia

H: Grunwald Square

av Szczecin, 450 meter bort

Grunwald Square

I: Aleja Platanów

av Leszek Cuper, 450 meter bort

Aleja Platanów

J: Confederates' Square

av Szczecin, 460 meter bort

Confederates' Square

Det här panoramat togs i Poland, Europe

Detta är en översikt av 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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