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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Bulgaria - mise à jour le 3rd February 2023
  European Union - mise à jour le 31th January 2023
Euro Area - mise à jour le 31th January 2023
Undeniably an economic power, the cradle of the Roman Empire, Italy was one of the founder members of the European Union. Falling victim to civil war during the Middle Ages it was unified by Piedmont in 1861, then launched into the colonial adventure. It took part in the First World War but the ensuing national climate that was extremely disturbed fostering the rise of Mussolini and fascism, who took power in 1922. After the Second World War Italy rebuilt mainly under the rule of Christian Democracy and its first President Alcide de Gasperi, one of the “Fathers of Europe”. Christian Democracy remained in office until 1993 in coalition with other parties, then Italy experienced a period of political alternation.
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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