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Monument on the Afsluitdijk, The Netherlands

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The Afluitdijk (Enclosure Dam) is a 32km causeway which separates the IJsselmeer from the Waddensea.

The spot where the dike has been closed is marked by this monument

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Netherlands

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A: The dike between North Sea and Ijsselmeer

di Emile Duijker, 40 metri di distanza

The afsluitdijk, taken from the tower of the landmark in the middle of this 30 km dike that separates...

The dike between North Sea and Ijsselmeer

B: Afsluitdijk Monument Netherlands

di Mark de Graaf, 40 metri di distanza

Afsluitdijk Monument Netherlands

C: Afsluitdijk

di claudio-agostini, 170 metri di distanza

L'Afsluitdijk (la Grande Diga) venne ultimata nel 1932 al fine di proteggere le terre olandesi, in gr...

Afsluitdijk

D: Den Oever

di Emile Duijker, 5.8 km di distanza

This lighthouse in Den oever was build in 1884 by Penn & Bauduin from Dordrecht and has a hight o...

Den Oever

E: Tulip Fileds of Holland

di Mark de Graaf, 13.7 km di distanza

Tulip Fileds of Holland

F: Ijsselmeer

di Jürgen Diemer, 16.1 km di distanza

Ijsselmeer

G: Stavoren The Netherlands

di Jürgen Diemer, 18.9 km di distanza

Stavoren The Netherlands

H: Oudeschild harbour

di Tom Baetsen, 19.0 km di distanza

Oudeschild harbour

I: Texel Oudeschild Excursion

di Tom Baetsen, 19.0 km di distanza

Texel Oudeschild Excursion

J: Hindeloopen1 (2010)

di Bo de Visser, 19.9 km di distanza

  Hindeloopen (West Frisian: Hylpen) Hindeloopen Frisian: Hynjlippen is an old city on the North of t...

Hindeloopen1 (2010)

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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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