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200910031337 Pfotenhilfe At

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Nearby images in Upper Austria


A: 200910031324 Pfotenhilfe At

by Ralph G. Roeske, 30 meters away

200910031324 Pfotenhilfe At

B: 200910031310 Pfotenhilfe At

by Ralph G. Roeske, 30 meters away

200910031310 Pfotenhilfe At

C: pizzeria-sorrento-Salzburg-Austira

by Amir Nayebhashem, 10.3 km away


D: Sorrento 2

by Amir Nayebhashem, 10.3 km away

Sorrento 2

E: Die Kugelmühle im Teufelsgraben

by Martin Schimonsky, 10.4 km away

Die Kugelmühle im Teufelsgraben zählt zu den Sehenswürdigkeiten der Gemeinde. Die Mühle erzeugt Stein...

Die Kugelmühle im Teufelsgraben

F: St. Kolomans church

by Martin Schimonsky, 14.3 km away

St. Kolomans church

G: Lugingersee

by Martin Schimonsky, 16.8 km away

Der Lugingersee ist ein kleiner See und ein Landschaftsschutzgebiet im Alpenvorland. Seine Fläche bet...


H: Aussicht Voggenberg

by Martin Schimonsky, 18.1 km away

Ein sehr schöner Aussichtspunkt mit einem großartigen Panorama unweit der Sternwarte. Diese Tour läßt...

Aussicht Voggenberg

I: Oebb Restaurant Car

by Willy Kaemena, 18.9 km away

Almost all intercity trains in Austria have a restaurant car, where you can dine in style  while the ...

Oebb Restaurant Car

J: Mondsee Zentrum

by Erwin LEIMLEHNER, 19.2 km away

Mondsee Zentrum

This panorama was taken in 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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