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 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 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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Greece - mise à jour le 4th January 2021
  Romania - mise à jour le 4th January 2021
Cyprus - mise à jour le 17th December 2020
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The European Union
Since it occupies 2.8% of the world’s land mass and has 7% of its population, 14% of the UN’s members, 18% of the planet’s GDP and provides 55.8 % of public aid to the world, the European Union truly is a world leader. European integration began after the Second World War, on the occasion of the speech delivered by Robert Schuman on 9th May 1950. Successive enlargements have brought the number of Member States up from 6 to 28, and in the future this number will undoubtedly grow. Deepening that was formalised by the various treaties has given the Union competences in a great number of areas, from agriculture to space policy. At a time when many challenges, ranging from economic, migratory, security to geopolitical, are being thrown at the European Union, it is asserting itself as a bulwark against the devastating effects of nationalist withdrawal.
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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