Europe is often divided into regions based on geographical, cultural or historical criteria. Many European structures currently exist, some are cultural, economic, or political - examples include the Council of Europethe European Broadcasting Union with the Eurovision Song Contestand the European Olympic Committees with the European Games.
Several transcontinental countries which border mainland Europe, are often included as belonging to a "wider Europe" including, RussiaAzerbaijanGeorgiaKazakhstanCyprusArmeniaGreenlandas well as the Special member state territories and the European Union. Groupings by compass directions are the hardest to define in Europe, since there are a few calculations of the midpoint of Europe among other issuesand the pure geographical criteria of "east" and "west" are often confused with the political meaning these words acquired during the Cold War Era.
Europe can be divided along many differing historical lines, normally corresponding to those parts that were inside or outside a particular cultural phenomenon, empire Non - EU - Various - Broken Channel political division. The areas varied at different times, and so it is arguable as to which were part of some common historical entity e.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. See also: Religion in Europe and Christianity in Europe. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 Februarybut Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory.
The two governments began to normalise relations inas part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the United Nations member states. In total, UN member states recognized The Lord Taketh - Run Boy Run - Something to Someone at some Non - EU - Various - Broken Channelof which 14 later withdrew their recognition.
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