Terraza de la Casa Encendida. Madrid
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Terraza de la Casa Encendida. Madrid

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A: Terraza de la Casa Encendida. Madrid

by Juan Luis Redajo, 20 meters away

Terraza de la Casa Encendida. Madrid

Terraza de la Casa Encendida. Madrid

B: Terraza de la Casa Encendida. Madrid

by Juan Luis Redajo, 20 meters away

Terraza de la Casa Encendida. Madrid

Terraza de la Casa Encendida. Madrid

C: The Tobacco old Factory of Lavapiés Social Center. Artist Audino Diaz at work

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D: The tobacco old factory of Lavapiés. Bathroom 2

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E: The tobacco old factory of Lavapiés. Bathroom

by Juan Lamata, 210 meters away

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F: Old tobacco Factory of Lavapies

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G: La Tabacalera Self Managed Social Center Madrid

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I: Museum Reina Sofia square

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J: Queueing up for entry to Reina Sofia

by Armin Leuprecht, 610 meters away

Queueing up for entry to Reina Sofia

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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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