Forest in Huenikon
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Forest in Huenikon

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A: Hill of Huenikon, switzerland

by Reto Moser, 830 meters away

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B: Grilling place near Henggart

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I: Lernatelier - SBW Frauenfeld

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J: Approach To Zrh

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This panorama was taken in Switzerland, Europe

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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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