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
Estonia has often changed hands during the course of history. Indeed the country was sold to the Teutonic Knights in 1346 then fell under Swedish domination in 1564. In 1721 it was given to Russia that did away with serfdom but tried to impose its culture on the Estonians. Thanks to German occupation it declared its independence on 24th February 1918. In 1934 Prime Minister Constantin Pats introduced an authoritarian regime then during the Second World War, Estonia was annexed by the USSR. In 1989, during the “Singing Revolution” it recovered its independence again taking advantage of the policy of opening launched by Gorbachev. Since then its relations with Russia have been tense. Estonia joined the EU on May 1st 2004 and the euro on 1st January 2011 and its economy is now oriented towards the States of the Union.
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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