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 27 Member States and its 447 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 third 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 current challenges 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, the Robert Schuman Foundation has published the 3rd 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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France - mise à jour le 21st July 2023
  European Union - mise à jour le 18th July 2023
Euro Area - mise à jour le 18th July 2023
Latvia vanquished the Russian armed forces by singing. Indeed fought over by the Russians, Poles and Swedes it was annexed to the USSR in 1944. To show their opposition to this domination at the beginning of the 1990’s the Latvians notably rallied to sing together the best known of their “daïnas”, popular songs that come from ancestral series of poems, under the encouragement of Sandra Kalniete, the first European Commissioner to represent this country and now MEP. The demonstrations were successful since in 1994 the Russian troops finally left the country. Governed from 1999 to 2007 by Vaira Vike-Freiberga, the first ever female president from a former Soviet country, Latvia joined the European Union in 2004. It was seriously affected by the economic crisis in 2008 but recovery seems to have been underway since 2011.
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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