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 Marie B 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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Greece - mise à jour le 13th March 2020
  European Union - mise à jour le 4th March 2020
Euro Area - mise à jour le 4th March 2020
Lying on the southern periphery of Europe, Spain gives the Union its specific features in the shape of its historical relations with Latin America and the Arab world. Indeed in 711 the Barbarian kingdoms that form present day Spain came under Muslim domination. Progressively the Christians took these territories back, unifying them in the 15th century under the Catholic kings. After a period of colonial and cultural expansion there then followed a period of decline. In 1939 after three years of civil war, Franco established a dictatorship. On his death in 1975 Spain recovered democracy and joined the European Community in 1985. It then benefited from the economic support of the Union, joined the Single Market but the “economic miracle” did not withstand the collapse of the real estate bubble.
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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