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Thessaloniki By Night Lefkos Pyrgos Other Side

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C: Thessaloniki By Night Leykos Pyrgos 1

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 80 meters away

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D: The White Tower of Thessaloniki

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F: Thessaloniki By Night Leykos Pyrgos 2

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 140 meters away

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G: Thesaloniki Promedade

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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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