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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European Union - mise à jour le 15th July 2021
  Euro Area - mise à jour le 15th July 2021
Germany - mise à jour le 15th July 2021
A Founder Member of the EU, Belgium, which lies at the heart of the latter, hosts many of the Union’s institutions; it is particularly committed to federalism but its political weakness does not always help it hold any strong influence. Segmented into principalities, some of which retained French as their language, whilst other became more German, the present territory covered by Belgium was unified in the 15th century and came under the rule of the Dukes of Burgundy. The Southern Netherlands then fell under Spanish and then Austrian rule as of 1713. The Belgians revolted against the Austrians in 1790 but were then invaded by revolutionary France. The Vienna Congress re-attached Belgium to the Netherlands from which it separated in October 1830 following a revolution. Independent, in 1993 the country became a Federal State.
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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