Korcula, Dalmatia
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Korcula, Dalmatia

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Old town of Korcula, UNESCO World heritage site, Birth Town of Marco Polo

Panorama taken during a sailing trip, August 2007, Sailing Catamaran "Moorea"

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A: Korcula katedral

by Darko Rom, 110 meters away

Korcula katedral

B: Cathedral of St. Mark

by zeljko soletic, 120 meters away

Cathedral of St. Mark

C: The bells of St Mark's Cathedral

by zeljko soletic, 130 meters away

The bells of  St Mark's Cathedral

D: Korčula - West side

by zeljko soletic, 150 meters away

Korčula - West side

E: Korchula Tent

by mantas talmantas, 1.3 km away

Korchula Tent

F: Korchula At Nigh

by mantas talmantas, 2.0 km away

Small lagoon in Korchula island at night - only time that one can walk around comfortably, when its n...

Korchula At Nigh

G: Korculacamp

by mantas talmantas, 2.1 km away

A place to stay in Korchula if you have a tent. Indoor / outdoor garden with a perfect roof. Though g...

Korculacamp

H: Geta street - Orebic town (Croatia)

by Viktor Vokic, 3.9 km away

Orebić (Italian: Sabbioncello) is a port town and municipality in the Dubrovnik-Neretva county in Cro...

Geta street - Orebic town (Croatia)

I: Windsurfing spot in Viganj Croatia

by Stipe Stanić, 4.0 km away

Viganj is located on the peninsula pelješac in Croatia. The wind maestral is constanlty blowing almos...

Windsurfing spot in Viganj Croatia

J: Sv. Ilija Croatia Peljesac

by Kurt Koch, 4.4 km away

Sv. Ilija Croatia Peljesac

This panorama was taken in Croatia, 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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