Zernike, Groningen (snow)
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Zernike, Groningen (snow)

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A: Under the Life Sciences building of the University of Groningen

by Frank van Tol, 10 meters away

'Mimicry' is the new building of the school of Life Sciences (part of the Faculty of Mathematics and ...

Under the Life Sciences building of the University of Groningen

B: Zernike, Groningen (snow)

by Mark Bruggema, 40 meters away

Zernike, Groningen

Zernike, Groningen (snow)

C: Zernike, Groningen (snow)

by Mark Bruggema, 50 meters away

Zernike, Groningen

Zernike, Groningen (snow)

D: Life Sciences University of Groningen

by Frank van Tol, 70 meters away

'Mimicry' is the new building of the school of Life Sciences (part of the Faculty of Mathematics and ...

Life Sciences University of Groningen

E: Zernike, Groningen (snow)

by Mark Bruggema, 90 meters away

Zernike, Groningen

Zernike, Groningen (snow)

F: Zernikeplein, Groningen

by Mark Bruggema, 180 meters away

Zernikeplein, Groningen

Zernikeplein, Groningen

G: Bernoulliborg Zernikecomplex

by Frank van Tol, 220 meters away

The Bernoulliborg is a building of the University of Groningen and located on the Zernikecomplex, jus...

Bernoulliborg Zernikecomplex

H: Willem-Alexander Sportcentrum (entrance)

by Frank van Tol, 230 meters away

The 'Willem-Alexander Sportcentrum' located on the Zernikecomplex in the city of Groningen. This buil...

Willem-Alexander Sportcentrum (entrance)

I: Willem-Alexander Sportcentrum (side view)

by Frank van Tol, 300 meters away

The 'Willem-Alexander Sportcentrum' located on the Zernikecomplex in the city of Groningen. This buil...

Willem-Alexander Sportcentrum (side view)

J: WSN/Duisenberg building Zernike (3)

by Frank van Tol, 300 meters away

The yellow-red building is the recently finished faculty extension of the Duisenberg Building (the la...

WSN/Duisenberg building Zernike (3)

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, Europe

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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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