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Europe and the European Union

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Europe

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Longest riversVolga, Danube, Ural
Largest citiesMoscow, Istanbul, London
Highest mountainsMount Elbrus (Russia), Mount Blanc (France/Italy)
Seasfrom west to east, Celtic Sea, Irish Sea, North Sea (English Channel), Baltic Sea, Mediterranean Sea
Baltic StatesEstonia, Latvia, Lithuania
ScandinaviaNorway, Sweden, Denmark
Nordic CouncilIceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland. HQ: Copenhagen
BeneluxBelgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg
MonarchiesNorway, Sweden, Denmark, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Spain, Andorra (diarchy!!!), Monaco, Vatican City.
Basque Country spansFrance, Spain
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European Union

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Members28
Inner SixBelgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands
European Economic CommunityTreaty of Rome, 1957 --> Treaty of Lisbon, 2009
Location of the Court of JusticeLuxembourgh
European Central Bank HQFranfurt, Germany
European Central Bank PresidentMario Draghi
High Representative of the UnionFederica Mogherini
Candidates to join EUAlbania, Iceland, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey
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European Commission

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Roleexecutive cabinet
PresidentJean-Claude Juncker
Working languagesEnglish, German, French
LocationBrussels, Belgium
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European Council

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Made up byheads of state and government of the members, Council President (Herman Van Rompuy) and Commission President (Jean-Claude Juncker).
PresidentDonald Tusk
Will be President from 01/12/2014Donald Tusk
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European Parliament + Council of the European Union

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Parliament PresidentMartin Schulz
Parliament MajorityEuropean's People Party (EPP), Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D)
Cuncil PresidencyItaly. Successors: Latvia, Luxembourg
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UNESCO

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UNESCOUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
HQParis
HeadIrina Bokova
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