Stadtpfarrkirche Bad Leonfelden
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Stadtpfarrkirche Bad Leonfelden

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Images à proximité de Upper Austria

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A: Bad Leonfelden - Franz Schubert Park

Par Erwin LEIMLEHNER, à 260 mètres

Bad Leonfelden - Franz Schubert Park

B: Bründl-Kirche Bad Leonfelden

Par Erwin LEIMLEHNER, à 300 mètres

Bründl-Kirche Bad Leonfelden

D: Wooden Bridge across the Vltava River in Vyssi Brod

Par Jeffrey Martin, A 11.1 km

We went on a nice morning trip from Lipno to nearby Vyssi Brod, which has a great old monastery. A lo...

Wooden Bridge across the Vltava River in Vyssi Brod

E: 53 Lipno Trip Samyang4shot Hh Raw G

Par Jeffrey Martin, A 11.1 km

53 Lipno Trip Samyang4shot Hh Raw G

F: The Devil's Wall

Par Daniel Selucký, A 12.1 km

The Devil's Wall, natural phenomenon in South Bohemia Czech Republic

The Devil's Wall

H: Toniro 1

Par Michal Rodbic, A 13.8 km

Toniro 1

I: Toniro 2

Par Michal Rodbic, A 13.8 km

Toniro 2

J: Toniro 2

Par Michal Rodbic, A 13.8 km

Toniro 2

Ce panorama é été pris à Upper Austria, Europe

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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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