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Kristianstad Bastion

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A: Kristianstadt Bastion

by Klaus Friese, 10 meters away

Kristianstadt Bastion

B: Kristianstad's Church next to the hotel

by Lars Lindahl, 360 meters away

Kristianstad's Church next to the hotel

C: Hotel Hertigen in Kristianstad, Sweden

by Lars Lindahl, 360 meters away

Under my vacation 2008, I passed this town in south of Sweden. I checked in at the "Hotel Hertigen" a...

Hotel Hertigen in Kristianstad, Sweden

D: Sweden Kristianstad Tivolibad

by Markus Kaeppeli, 550 meters away

Sweden Kristianstad Tivolibad

E: Kristianstad Theatre at night

by Klaus Friese, 790 meters away

Kristianstad Theatre at night

F: Snäckan

by Klaus Friese, 840 meters away

Snäckan (1922) by Axel Ebbe


G: Önnestad Kyrka

by Klaus Friese, 8.4 km away

Önnestad Kyrka

H: Kjugekull 1

by Klaus Friese, 13.7 km away

Kjugekull 1

I: Kjugekull 2

by Klaus Friese, 13.7 km away

Kjugekull 2

J: Sweden Ahus Harbour

by Markus Kaeppeli, 15.2 km away

Sweden Ahus Harbour

This panorama was taken in Sweden, 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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