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Vlkolinec

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Vlkolínec, Slovakia Obec s drevenou architektúrou horského a podhorského typu severného stredného Slovenska, podstatnú časť chránených objektov tvoria drevenice a hospodárske dvory. Od roku 1993 zapísaná do zoznamu svetového kultúrneho dedičstva UNESCO ako unikátny krajinno-sídelno-architektonický komplex./

Vlkolínec is a typical Central-Slovakian settlement with an architecture of wood that can be found in the mountain and foothill regions of the northern part of Central Slovakia. From the urbanistic point of view it is a large village with a single street and two rews of houses with long courtyards, arranged on both its sides. There is no precise data as to its origin. Vlkolínec was first mentioned in 1461.In 1977. Vlkolínec was proclaimed a protected area of folk architecture, and in December 1993, it was added to the List of the World's Heritage of UNESCO, where only the most unique and universal cultural items appear that ought to be preserved for the whole of mankind.

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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.

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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. 

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