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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Lithuania - mise à jour le 25th November 2020
  European Union - mise à jour le 24th November 2020
Euro Area - mise à jour le 24th November 2020
The European Union’s history is deeply linked to that of Greece, the land where democracy and philosophy originated. Divided into city-States in Antiquity, and forming the heart of the Byzantine Empire in the Middle Ages it came under Ottoman domination in the 14th century. It recovered its independence in 1830 and became an absolute monarchy. The country suffered badly during the Nazi occupation and in 1967 a coup established a military dictatorship. Having recovered democracy in 1981 Greece then joined the European Union. It enjoyed the benefits provided by the Union’s financial aid. Its membership also helped it consolidate the country’s democracy. Extremely supportive until recently of European integration, it now finds itself sorely affected by the sovereign debt crisis.
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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