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view from Dobratsch

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Not far from the peak off the 2165m high "Dobratsch" this is what you see.

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Nearby images in Austria


A: Dobratsch-Austria

by Zoltán Szakonyi, 890 meters away


B: Img 4335 Panorama1

by Zoltán Szakonyi, 890 meters away

Img 4335 Panorama1

C: Szoba1001 Panorama

by Zoltán Szakonyi, 890 meters away

Szoba1001 Panorama

D: Dreiländereck Skischool Race

by Markus Ortner, 7.7 km away

Dreiländereck Skischool Race

E: Dreiländereck Landmark

by Markus Ortner, 7.9 km away

Dreiländereck Landmark

F: Skiing at the Dreiländereck

by Markus Ortner, 8.1 km away

On of the smaller skiing resorts in carinthia, the Dreilendereck (Tripoint) is located in southern ca...

Skiing at the Dreiländereck

G: Wurzenpass

by Rudolf Klammer, 9.4 km away


H: Atrio Shopping Mall

by Markus Ortner, 10.4 km away

Build in 2007, the Atrio in Villach is the largest shopping mall in Carinthia, covering 38.700m² of s...

Atrio Shopping Mall

I: Mittagskogel 365+1 - First Day

by Markus Ortner, 11.6 km away

Mittagskogel 365+1 - First Day

J: Drava Bridge Villach

by Markus Ortner, 11.6 km away

Drava Bridge Villach

This panorama was taken in Austria, 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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