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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Sweden - mise à jour le 16th February 2021
  Italy - mise à jour le 15th February 2021
European Union - mise à jour le 12th February 2021
Finland lies at the crossroads of the Russian and Scandinavian worlds. Conquered in 1157 by the Swedes, who introduced Christianity there, Finland remained in Swedish hands until the 19th century then fell under Russian domination in 1812 before proclaiming its independence in 1917 as it took advantage of the Russian revolution. It entered into conflict with the USSR in 1920 then again in 1939 and 1945. It emerged from the Second World War with a reduced territory and was obliged to pay heavy war reparations to the USSR. It then claimed its neutrality during the entire period of the Cold War. After the fall of the USSR in 1991 the country turned to the EU of which it became a member in 1995. Within the Union Finland privileges intergovernmental relations and tries to defend the interests of the smallest European countries, an attitude which recent events have encouraged it to strengthen.
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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