To learn everything about the European Union: a full, up to date analysis of the Member States, the Union and the euro area.
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Permanent Atlas
of the European Union
With its 28 Member States and its 510 million inhabitants the European Union is the leading economic power in the world.
And yet when people speak of it, they only mention the problems experienced in its construction and it remains largely misunderstood.
This edition of the Atlas of the European Union is a work of reference that presents the Union, its institutions, each of its Member States and their overseas territories via their history, their culture and their reality. With over 50 maps, original information sheets and synthetic statistics, it offers a unique view of Europe and is accessible to all.

It is a vital tool to get to know and to understand the issues at stake in the 21st century, the present economic crisis and the opportunities for Europe and the euro in a world in transformation.
Written by experts at the Robert Schuman Foundation – one of the very foremost think-tanks devoted to European integration – the atlas provides easy to find information on Europe.

Innovative because it is permanent, meaning that via free access to the website, its content is regularly updated so that everyone can access the most recent data on an ever evolving Europe at any time.
With the Editions Lignes de Repères and the support of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, the Robert Schuman Foundation has published the 1st English edition of the Permanent Atlas of the European Union, a book full of geopolitical information.

The information in this Atlas is regularly updated. To access it, enter your email address below and the ISBN of the book.

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Austria - mise à jour le 22nd December 2017
  Greece - mise à jour le 22nd December 2017
Hungary - mise à jour le 22nd December 2017
With its 7000 year old history the island of Malta was the realm of the Phoenicians, Arabs and the Aragonese before Charles Quint relinquished it to the Knights of the Order of Malta. It then was annexed by Great Britain in 1814. It only gained its independence under the Commonwealth in 1964, and then, in 1974, it became a parliamentary republic. For a long time deemed as a tax haven, Malta asked to join the European Union in 1990 which it finally did in May 2004. This Catholic country, the last State in the Union to totally ban abortion and which only accepted divorce in May 2011 entered the Schengen area in December 2007 and joined the euro zone on 1st January 2008.
Permanent Atlas of the European Union, 30 information sheets and analyses to learn everything there is to know about the European Union. .
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