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FDI in Europe. Secession movements in Europe. Founding of EU. Founding of EU. Teaching EU. Eurostat - Statistical Atlas. Twitter. *****Areas in Europe which are withing 3 hour driving distance from a capital city. With few exceptions, this seems to correlate quite well with economic development. Data: @heredev API… □ @BarackObama is right: “Collectively in Europe right now on average you probably see the highest standards of living of any group of people in the history of the planet. European Commission □□ sur Twitter : "What do you get from the EU? From safe food to studying abroad, clean air to cheaper phone bills — you get the best deal from being in the EU. Learn more about the EU ahead of #EUelections2019 ↓… European Commission □□ sur Twitter : "On 10 February 1953, the first trainload of European coal crossed national borders without the need for traditional customs duties. The European common market for coal and steel became a reality. #EUarchives…

Brexit is not an end to Britain’s liaison with Europe. It’s just a new beginning. They are sick of the whole thing.

Brexit is not an end to Britain’s liaison with Europe. It’s just a new beginning

They just want it to be over. No more uncertainty. Brexiteers want resolution. They will be disappointed. Willing something does not make it so. There is no end state in our relations with Europe. We live on a small archipelago just off the north-west coast of Europe. Before the railway revolution, getting a shipment from Calais to Dover, Antwerp to Ipswich, Hamburg to Hull, was easier than hauling it over the Pennines. Geography and history have made us heterodox. For centuries French-speaking kings sent England’s youth and treasure across the Channel to enforce their rule on the continent. Europe’s fate is our fate. Ivan the Terrible made himself Caesar, “tsar” in Russian, and styled his empire as the Third Rome. Only half of Poland (not including Warsaw) makes it into 'core Europe'. And congrats to our Czech brothers for being upgraded to Western Europe. From "Geography: Realms, Regions, and Concepts.

Only half of Poland (not including Warsaw) makes it into 'core Europe'. And congrats to our Czech brothers for being upgraded to Western Europe. From "Geography: Realms, Regions, and Concepts. Another EU benefit.… ME&EU - What about Me in a changing Europe? *****Demographic profile of UK incl Brexit vote (video animation) Simon Kuestenmacher sur Twitter : "War (orange) and peace (blue) in the geographical area that is now the EU. The post-WWII stretch is an extraordinarily peaceful part of European history. Tightening social and economic links between European countries ma.

I've made a Google map layer of EU funded projects in the UK 2014-2020. (ESIF) When people ask "What does the EU do for us?" You can look up you area and tell them exactly. Simon Kuestenmacher sur Twitter : "How has EU development funding been shared out across its members states? The link features a short technical statement by the data creator - please read this before going on a tirade. Source ht. *****Core and periphery Europe: Looking at this population density map it becomes clear why geographers came up with a term for the highly populated mega-region in central Europe. Explanation of the #BlueBanana concept Populati.

In our latest Brexit explained we talk about tariffs - they sound boring but they're crucial to understanding any deal. Simon Kuestenmacher sur Twitter : "These maps show the different definitions of various European regions. A multitude of sources were consulted. Dark parts were more commonly associated with that region. Found here. *****Explainer by RTÉ: There's been a lot of talk in the news about Brexit recently and you've probably heard a lot of words like 'backstop' and 'Chequers' - but what does it all mean? Here's one of RTÉ's political experts @RTENewsPaulC to explain.… *****Tired of being ruled by the unelected Brussels elite? Well here's what nobody ever tells you...… Nice geopolitical history from #Economist. Might be good for context at #GCEGeography… Off to London today for meeting about urban and regional inequalities so refreshing my memory on the maps and numbers - and coincidentally I have lived in three of the UK's 'Objective 1' regions…

#Portugal and #Spain are among the last European nations led by parties left of center. That doesn’t make centralist parties like En Marche right wing of course. #Map by @pewresearch… *****See what the EU has done for you (interactive) #Map shows European transnational megalopolises (chains of roughly adjacent metropolitan areas). In my reading I only regularly come across the blue banana. Source. How much each EU member contributes to and receives from the union @EU_Commission…

Gridded population change 2012 to 2017 in Europe. Growing regions are blue, shrinking regions red. Bubble area scaled to absolute change in numbers. Source. Twitter. Alasdair Rae sur Twitter : "@FullFact have done a note on the 'UK has the poorest regions in northern Europe' quote, which is worth reading. GDP PPS and NUTS2, in case you are curious. As of 2016 it does have the top 5 poorest areas though.

A bizarre 1920 proposal to create a peaceful Europe - A single European Union, with 24 artificially created constituent "slice" nations.… *****UK regions poorest North Europe. Subscribe to read. The critical core of #Europe's security: #France, #Benelux, #Germany, #Poland, #Ukraine - from “The Grand Chessboard” by Zbigniew Brzezinski… Outstanding thread.… #Map shows European transnational megalopolises (chains of roughly adjacent metropolitan areas). In my reading I only regularly come across the blue banana. Source. Polly Polak sur Twitter : "Yesterday I had to teach my students, in under 3 hours, what the EU was and why #Brexit was happening. It seemed like an impossible task. Then I found this MEP had done it in 2 minutes. This is very important. Please watch and R.

Empire State Building will be lit up in the European Union's flag colours for the tenth time to celebrate #EuropeDay □□ - 9th of May… #History #map shows Europe 3500 BC. It appears that in Scandinavia farming wasn't a thing yet. Source. Polly Polak sur Twitter : "Yesterday I had to teach my students, in under 3 hours, what the EU was and why #Brexit was happening. It seemed like an impossible task. Then I found this MEP had done it in 2 minutes. This is very important. Please watch and R. #Map shows “Regional Innovation” in the European Union in 2017. The map here looks very similar to a GDP per capita map. Source.

Last tweet on Switzerland and its borders (and why it’s not a model for Ireland). Here to avoid confusion is the definitive document on Swiss relationship with EU, I.e. EFTA, Schengen, bilateral treaties. #Map imagines #Europe divided into 28 states of equal population. A fun thought experiment but the Swabians that are transformed into Bavarians will be furious. Source. 1949: Newsreel showed footage of Winston Churchill (hosted by Lord Mayor of Westminster Hal Gutteridge) addressing delegates at the European Movement Economic Conference in Westminster.… Busiest railway stations in Europe. Living #history. #Map shows the location of every city founded by the Roman Empire outside of modern day #Italy. Source. The UK’s Brexit Options in the Eurozone Landscape – Visualized — Information is Beautiful. Trucker who had been waiting 14 hours. “Last week the line was 7km long.” The record is 17km. It can take up to 30 hours to get through to the other side. This is for a country in a Customs Union with the EU..and we are aiming for one notch lower : An FTA.

Xi Jinping crowned himself emperor for life in China. Trump starts an old fashioned trade war. Putin gets away with murders on European soil. Welcome back to the future, welcome to the new world order. We need a strong Europe to face our common challenges. Marmite maker Unilever drops London HQ. Image copyright Getty Images Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever, maker of Marmite and Dove soap has chosen Rotterdam over London for its headquarters.

Marmite maker Unilever drops London HQ

The firm said it would move to a single legal entity in the Netherlands in an effort to become "more agile". Unilever's dual-headed structure has existed since 1930, when Dutch margarine firm Unie merged with British soap maker Lever Brothers. GDP per capita compared to Europe average, 2017. A German bomb hits Balham High Road, London, during the Blitz (1940).… Simon Kuestenmacher sur Twitter : "#Map shows life expectancy at birth across #Europe according to @WHO. Between the healthy Scandinavian and Southern countries and the Eastern European nations there is a gap of about a decade! Source. Marina Amaral (@marinamaral2) a Brazilian artist, an expert in colorization of b&w pictures, created a colorized version of the registration image of Czesława Kwoka. 4/4…

PHOTO OF THE DAY. This boy came home from playing, to find his house in London was bombed during Luftwaffe WW2 air raid. His mother, father and brother were dead.… 1. A short thread to remind you of where we are on Brexit. Here is the British food section of a US supermarket I was in last month. Some sensible choices but a bit controversy too.… Best metaphor I have seen is comparing Britain to a cat not knowing whether it wants to be outside or not… This makes me want to retire as a journalist, because I have been desperate to put Brexit in a simple nutshell, and the bloomin’ PM of Luxembourg has done it perfectly. Impossible to better. Sigh… Alan Ferrier sur Twitter : "Bad news: May confirms EU Digital Single Market exit, meaning the return of mobile roaming charges, etc. Good news: Soon you won't be able to get any cheap flights to Europe anyway, so probably won't affect you.

A thread about the point of Brexit. Some thoughts on where we are, in preparation for a blog post. 1. Almost all the countries on this list either participate in the single market, customs union, use the euro, or have said they want to join the EU. I think what the world needs right now is 4 slides putting the #Brexit border issue as simply as possible. So here goes... One of the stranger assumptions of the Brexit debate was that we live in an age of permanently low tariffs, guaranteed by a liberal world trading order. It’s indicative of a wider problem in UK politics: the near-total absence of historical & prudential c. 4/but this is not the case. Illusions continue that U.K. might have rights and benefits without accepting duties and costs. And this on the two major problems: the Irish border and the access to EU SM , without being a member of EU or EEA.

Tariff news brings to mind two old tariff wall maps: Tariff "walls" of Europe, Illustrated London News (1926) A comment on "tariffs" within the United States, Washington Post (1939)… We take the first steps towards a "Free Interrail pass for Europeans turning 18. My birthday eggcups from @giagia this morning.… Here is the full regional breakdown of the economic impact assessments that MPs have now been able to see… How does the Irish border affect the Brexit talks? Why is the Irish border significant?

How does the Irish border affect the Brexit talks?

Post Brexit, the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will become the only land border between Britain and the European Union, raising the possibility – technically – of passport checks, customs checks and tariffs. Passport checks are highly unlikely: the EU signalled in its negotiation guidelines that it would like to see a codified version of the 1920s common travel agreement – which means passport-free travel for Irish and British citizens between the two islands – included in a final deal. However, it will be argued that if there are no passport checks, Ireland could become a back door for EU immigrants wishing to come to the UK.

David Davis, the UK’s Brexit secretary, will have to find a way to guard against that. Short of a Trump-style wall, the 310-mile border, which often zigzags through largely rural areas, would be impossible to police without a huge increase in resources. Russian economy fitted into Europe #Economics #Russia… Fun #map compares GDP Of European nations with regions in #USA. #Morocco gets a special mention in the map and legend too. Source.

#Map shows the shifting economic center of gravity throughout history (Source Do you see any resemblance with the largest city in history map (click here Power is shifting back eastwards.… The EU has its flaws, but it's a miracle we have built a Union in which we have been living in peace for more than 70 years □□#IamEuropean #FutureOfEurope #WeAreEurope… These are the world’s most traded goods #trade… So, when people talk about EU trade deals and tariffs purely in the context of ‘protectionism’ vs ‘free trade’, please remind them that it really isn’t as simple as that. 1. I found this excellent coffee tariff list by @Jim_Cornelius the other day, and it tells a whole story about the trade deals the EU have and their trade policy.…

What do the latest migration numbers show? The latest ONS figures show a small decline in net migration.

What do the latest migration numbers show?

It’s due mainly to a large fall in EU net migration with fewer EU citizens coming here to work. But as Jay Lindop explains, you don’t have to look back too far to see when migration last looked like this. Net migration is adding to the UK population and is a similar level to early 2014 with 244,000 more people coming to the UK than leaving. Fewer EU citizens are coming to the UK, and the number leaving has risen meaning EU net migration has fallen to 90,000. Participants in the Eurovision Song ContestYugoslavia performed... #Map shows how the centroid of the #EU changes when member countries change. Check out the wonderful blog mentioned in the graphic for more. "People shouldn't underestimate the dangers that Brexit's bringing." Britain's car industry is about to be forcibly split from its biggest market.

Simon Kuestenmacher sur Twitter : "Looking at this population density map it becomes clear why geographers came up with a term for the highly populated mega-region in central Europe. Explanation of the #BlueBanana concept Populati. #Map shows total negative view about the European Union by country across Europe. Looks a bit like scapegoating to me? Source.

#Map shows European countries by average monthly net wage in purchasing power. Source. Europe explained in one chart, *****EU explained in one chart: Essential little chart when reading #news on #Europe. *****Eurostat. *****EU - When countries joined the EU. *****Yes Minister about EU: Are you in need of an ironic post #Brexit fallout chuckle? Me too. Here's a gem from the BBC's "Yes Minister" #euref. **********The richest AND the nine poorest areas in Northern Europe are in the UK. *****Core and periphery: Blue Banana - Wikipedia. The Blue Banana (also known as the European Megalopolis or the Liverpool–Milan Axis) is a discontinuous corridor of urbanisation spreading over Western and Central Europe, with a population of around 111 million.[1] The concept was developed in 1989 by RECLUS, a group of French geographers managed by Roger Brunet.[2] It stretches approximately from North Wales across Greater London to the Benelux states and along the German Rhineland, Southern Germany, Alsace in France in the west and Switzerland to Northern Italy in the south.[3][4] History[edit] Population density in Europe in 1994, showing the highest density along the blue Banana The French geographer Roger Brunet, who observed a division between "active" and "passive" spaces, developed the concept of a West European "backbone" in 1989.

*****Core and periphery: Blue Banana - Wikipedia

Europe 1000-2000AD, in 60 Seconds. (Produced by @jase333) ) *****Mapping Europe's Demographic Shifts, 2006-2016 - CityLab. Younger people are fleeing rural areas, migrating northward, and having fewer children.

*****Mapping Europe's Demographic Shifts, 2006-2016 - CityLab

Here’s how that’s changing the region. Europe’s population is on the move, and a new report suggests exactly where and why. Released last week by Eurostat, the statistical office of the E.U., this blockbuster annual yearbook offers a dizzying number of insights into the state of a changing Europe. Among the sheer volume of detail, some clear trends emerge: younger people are leaving Europe’s south, especially its rural areas, in search of work in urban areas of the continent’s job-rich northwest. That’s creating a demographic hole that might presage extended, continuing decline. The chart below provides some clues to this movement. Between 2006 and 2016, Romania, Lithuania, Greece, and Portugal all saw their median ages increase by more than four years.