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Messe, Sperrstrasse

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A: Messeplatz

by Markus Lissner, 290 meters away

Messeplatz

B: ArtBasel - ArtUnlimited Exterior Plaza Preview day. June14, 2011

by Isaac Martinez, 320 meters away

Art Basel is the world's biggest contemporary art fair, where leading dealers compete to seduce wealt...

ArtBasel - ArtUnlimited Exterior Plaza Preview day. June14, 2011

C: Muba Basel

by Werner Getzmann, 320 meters away

Muba Basel

D: Parkhaus Messe

by Markus Lissner, 380 meters away

Parkhaus Messe

E: Baustelle Messe

by Markus Lissner, 460 meters away

Baustelle Messe

F: Spielplatz

by Markus Lissner, 610 meters away

Spielplatz

G: NT-Areal

by Markus Lissner, 680 meters away

NT-Areal

H: Brücken - Erlenmatt

by Markus Lissner, 700 meters away

Brücken - Erlenmatt

I: Spinello Projects at Scope Basel 2011

by Isaac Martinez, 730 meters away

Artist Typoe's work "Confetti Death" represented by the Spinello Gallery (Miami), is shown at the int...

Spinello Projects at Scope Basel 2011

J: basel-tattoo

by juerg-lauper, 770 meters away

basel-tattoo

This panorama was taken in Baden-Wuerttemberg, 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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