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 www.atlas-permanent.eu, 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 6th May 2021
  Euro Area - mise à jour le 6th May 2021
Germany - mise à jour le 6th May 2021
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The Euro Area
The governance of the Euro Area, which comprises 19 of the 27 Member States of the European Union, is complex. However, it is clear that, despite internal and sovereignist resistance and external and speculative forces, the Euro Area is capable of getting through the economic, financial and budgetary crises, just like the Greek crisis. 19 years after its introduction, its currency remains, even in difficult times, influential both on its periphery and in the rest of the world. At least 342 million people in the EU use the euro on a daily basis. It is the second most actively traded currency in the world and the second reserve currency after the dollar. It is used in about 16.1% of daily foreign exchange transactions and accounts for about 20.35% of global foreign exchange reserves. Despite the fact that integration still needs to be strengthened politically, economically, and fiscally, the Euro Area could emerge as a path to deeper European integration in the coming years.
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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