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Danube in Galati

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Overlooking the Danube river from Galati

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A: Winter morning in Galati

av Vieru Claudiu, 50 meter bort

Going towards the Danube, on a fine winter morning in Galati.

Winter morning in Galati

B: Snow in Galati

av Vieru Claudiu, 230 meter bort

Snow in Galati

C: Near the Danube

av Vieru Claudiu, 240 meter bort

Near the Danube

D: The Danube in Galati

av Vieru Claudiu, 300 meter bort

Danube river seen from the city of Galati

The Danube in Galati

E: Winter in Galati

av Vieru Claudiu, 420 meter bort

Walking in Galati, on the shore of the Danube.

Winter in Galati

F: Near the Danube

av Vieru Claudiu, 530 meter bort

Walking on the shore of the Danube, winter of 2011

Near the Danube

G: Children's Playground

av Vieru Claudiu, 1.2 km bort

The Children's Playground near the Communication Tower on a bright sunny day.

Children's Playground

H: Communication Tower in Galati

av Vieru Claudiu, 1.2 km bort

The 100m tall communication tower in Galati, one of the symbols of the city.

Communication Tower in Galati

I: Neigbourhood in Galati

av Vieru Claudiu, 1.3 km bort

Neigbourhood in Galati

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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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