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 23rd May 2022
  Poland - mise à jour le 23rd May 2022
Hungary - mise à jour le 17th May 2022
The Netherlands
The Dutch were the second population, along with the French, to reject the draft treating establishing a European Constitution in 2005. However until the 1990’s the Netherlands represented the European country par excellence. Their history started with the merger of the 17 provinces by the Dukes of Burgundy forming the Netherlands. The Northern Netherlands, which converted to Protestantism, separated in 1547 from the provinces in the South and developed quickly from an economic, cultural and colonial point of view. Influenced, then invaded by revolutionary and following that Napoleonic France, the Netherlands became a kingdom in 1815 from which Belgium, then Luxembourg, soon separated. A founder member of Benelux, then of the European Union, it is a country that is usually liberal. Today under the influence of populist and extremist movements the Netherlands is more reticent about European integration.
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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