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Animated #map shows European Union over time. I claim it was responsible for 70+ years of peace among all members. 6 June 1975. The result of the EEC referendum revealed that 67% of the public had voted YES to staying IN the EEC. Theresa May "giant" on White Cliffs of Dover sends message to Europe. A huge structure of Theresa May flicking the V sign has been erected on the White Cliffs of Dover.

Theresa May "giant" on White Cliffs of Dover sends message to Europe

It shows the prime minister dressed in a Union Jack skirt with her two fingers raised towards the channel. It is unclear who is responsible for its construction near St Margaret's but it is believed to have already been taken down. Humorous series of #maps finally explains how #Europe really ticks. *****Debt per adult in Europe by country (2000 - 2016) This is what Europe looked like in 1500 AD, via. Europe explained in one chart, *****#Map shows in #Germany poorest regions are oldest regions as young people seek economic opportunity elsewhere / core and periphery / ageing poulations. *****#Map shows how the centroid of the #EU changes when member countries change. Check out the blog mentioned in the graphic for more!

Eurovision redefines Europe’s geography... again. Australia’s inclusion in the Eurovision song contest may be an extreme geographic anomaly, but it’s another example of Europe’s continuing expansion We can probably all agree that Australia is not in Europe, and that its involvement in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is no more than a frivolous cultural exercise (not to mention a profitable one for SBS, the Australian broadcaster of the annual musical extravaganza).

Eurovision redefines Europe’s geography... again

But that’s not to say that it’s easy to draw the line on exactly where Europe begins and ends. Only too recently, Ukraine found itself torn in half over whether or not it is European country – and it’s not the only one to find itself in such a situation. Map showing Eurovision débuts by decade, including separate débuts by former Yugoslavian nations (Image: Leftcry) With the exception of this year (due to financial constraints), Ukraine is, regardless, a Eurovision participant, as are such neighbours as Russia, Belarus and Moldova.

One from the @GeographicalMag archives: #Eurovision makes us wonder, how to actually define ‘Europe’? This #map splits #Europe into 28 equally populated areas. Adriatica is an intriguing idea. *****Geography of poverty, austerity and inequality in Europe - Views of the World. Europe is currently suffering a deep political and economic crisis following years of turmoil and austerity measures that have disproportionately and brutally hit the most disadvantaged regions and citizens across most of the continent.

*****Geography of poverty, austerity and inequality in Europe - Views of the World

At the same time, there has been a revival of nationalisms and divisions in this part of the world that, a decade ago, seemed to be united in diversity and moving towards ever-closer union. Concentrated poverty near to riches and profound spatial inequality have long been persistent features of all European countries, with disparities often being most stark within the most affluent cities and regions, such as London. In other parts of Europe levels of inequality and poverty have been reducing and are often much lower. However, the severe economic crisis and austerity measures have led, in many cases, to an enhancement of existing disparities. Eight #maps of the regional geography of poverty, austerity and inequality in #Europe #EuropeDay #europeday2017.

*****Core and periphery #Map shows unemployment rate in #Europe. What's the dominant pattern? *****UK imports and exports visualisation. Nestlé to axe 300 UK jobs and move Blue Riband production to Poland. Nestlé is cutting up to 300 jobs in the UK and switching production of the Blue Riband chocolate bar to Poland, a move that has angered unions.

Nestlé to axe 300 UK jobs and move Blue Riband production to Poland

The Swiss confectioner said most of the jobs would be lost in Newcastle and York, during 2017-18, but that its sites in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and Girvan, Ayrshire, would also be affected. The change will end 81 years of British production of the wafer snack, which was originally manufactured in Scotland but is now made in Nestlé’s Fawdon plant in Newcastle. The company said: “These proposals are being made by Nestlé UK to ensure that these sites operate more efficiently and remain competitive in a rapidly changing external environment. Our factory in Kargowa, Poland, is a centre of excellence for this type of wafer-based product and is the logical place for us to propose Blue Riband production takes place [there] in the future.”

Nestlé said it expected most of thecuts to come from voluntary redundancies. Turns out I envy the people of #Romania for their internet speed. "Which of these are the most valid?" - nice starter discussion, "Ways of dividing Europe" #geographyteacher. #Map shows how likely population in #Europe is to have brown or blue eyes. End of an idyll: how the sun went down on Britain’s retirement dream. It used to be that every year at this resurrectionary season – the blossom out, the sunshine warmer, the grass greener – a thought would rise from the tomb where it had lain buried since the previous autumn: should we live elsewhere?

End of an idyll: how the sun went down on Britain’s retirement dream

That is, should we leave the city where I’ve lived and worked for nearly 50 years, where our family and so many friendships have been created, and move to somewhere smaller and prettier, perhaps with a view of the sea? Throughout this century, dozens of television series have developed and fed this appetite for change and property; and though I never followed any of them closely, I admit that I did for a time buy the magazine Country Life every month to look at the photographs of castles, halls, manor houses, converted railway stations and old rectories that could then be bought – this is no longer quite as true – for less than the price of a redbrick late-Victorian terrace house in north London.

Did we ever intend to move? I’m not sure that we did. *****Danny Dorling: Leaving Reality: The UK and the rest of Europe. *****This is how Europe's borders have changed over 1,000 years. As Europe wrestles with the refugee crisis, the viability of the Schengen agreement and the United Kingdom’s future in the Union, it is perhaps worth looking at just how much change the continent has experienced in its turbulent history.

*****This is how Europe's borders have changed over 1,000 years

This three-minute video from LiveLeak takes us through 1,000 years of history and, as it does so, highlights just how young the modern concept of Europe really is. Look out for the constant ebb and flow of the continent’s eastern borders, the speed of change at its heart, and the relatively late arrival of Germany towards the end of the 19th century. If Le Pen wins, AdiEU would be a much better EU-leaving name than Frexit. *****EU explained in one chart: Essential little chart when reading #news on #Europe.

Rates for the average single worker with no children (2016) Globally picture is the same. Urban areas significantly higher educated than regional ones. *****Percentage of Blond Hair in the Italian regions. *****How Europe's borders have changed over 1,000 years. #Map shows average wealth in Europe. Is the German figure so low because of low home ownership rate? *****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. *****UK’s long and often rocky relationship with the EU (video montage) *****Parts of UK that voted for Brexit may be hardest hit, study finds.

Several parts of Britain that voted to leave the European Union are among the most vulnerable to the economic impact of Brexit, according to new research published as the government prepares to trigger article 50.

*****Parts of UK that voted for Brexit may be hardest hit, study finds

Researchers at the thinktank Demos studied regional differences in the reliance on exports to the EU, use of European workers and receipt of support grants. It found that Wales, the north-east and east Midlands all showed relatively heavy dependence despite being home to a preponderance of leave voters. The government hopes to soften the impact of leaving the single market by striking a new free trade agreement, but with EU negotiators insisting that Britain first settle the terms of its divorce settlement, there are growing fears that it will instead crash out of the union without a deal.

In this scenario, exporters would be forced to rely on World Trade Organisation (WTO) terms, which include punitive tariffs for many agricultural products and manufactured goods such as cars. A Cartographic Look at the Population of the European Union #EU60 #Europe #EU. What has the EU done for you - and the world? Read more. Dutch general election results by Municipality (March, 2017) Source: nw12398 The parties who won seats are as follows: VVD (Volkspartij voor Vrijheid and Democratie - People's Party for Freedom and Democracy): A centre-right Liberal party, won 33 seats, down from 41.

Dutch general election results by Municipality (March, 2017)

Differences in nominal GDP/capita across national borders #Economics #Europe. EU Regional innovation index (2016) The Regional Innovation Index is a sub-pillar of the Regional Competitiveness Index, which measures the general competitiveness of EU regions.

EU Regional innovation index (2016)

The Innovation Index measures the technological readiness and the overall innovation performance of all NUTS2 regions of Europe through a series of indicators such as patent production per capita, R&D investments and personnel, hi-tech exports and so on. The best performing regions are Luxembourg, London and the capital regions of Sweden and Denmark, while the worst performing ones are all Romanian and Bulgarian regions (except the capital ones). These regions are merged in a single region:- Inner London, Outer London, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, Essex; -Region de Bruxelles, Vlaams-Brabant, Brabant-Wallon;- Berlin, Brandenburg;- Wien, Niederosterreich;- Praha, Stredny Cechy Reddit user: svizzero2016 Data are taken from from the Regional Competitiveness Index, 2016. Average corporate income tax rates in Europe & surrounding countries.

English Proficiency in Europe. #Map attempts to show distinct "cultural" regions across #Europe. I think cultural borders not so strong anymore... Share of population being physically active in their spare time. Who pays the most into the EU - and who gets the most back? - The i newspaper online iNews. The UK is the eighth largest net contributor to the EU, meaning we pay more into Europe than we receive – to the tune of €7.1bn.

Who pays the most into the EU - and who gets the most back? - The i newspaper online iNews

The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Austria and France have an even larger net contribution than the UK, but many more countries are reaping the financial rewards of EU membership (see above: who pays the most per person?) GRAPHIC: European countries by trade balance, 2016 (Credit: Larelli) Total number of PhD graduates indicates intellectual firepower, share of pop indicates influence within country. Europe's Purchasing Power Density, 2016. Digital skills of workforce in #Europe. In knowledge economy such skills are vital for a nation's success! Animated #map morphs #UK by regional #GDP and highlights the importance of #London for national #economy. @galka_max. This map tells you everything you need to know about #innovation in Europe. #Map shows internet speed in #Europe. And the winner is... #Romania! GRAPHIC: European countries by when monarchies were abolished.

***Northern Powerhouse resembles Eastern Europe on productivity. One of the most striking findings of our recent Competing with the Continent report is that most UK cities lag behind European counterparts in terms of productivity – a trend particularly evident in the Northern Powerhouse region, where all 21 cities are below the European urban productivity average of £56,300 Gross Value Added per worker, and all but two (Leeds and Warrington) are among the 25 per cent least productive places in the continent. Indeed, as the map below shows, productivity in Northern cities is closer to that of places in the East of Germany and Eastern Europe, than to cities in the Greater South East of the UK, most of which perform above the continental average. This highlights the scale of the task ahead for the Government in achieving the primary aim of the Northern Powerhouse initiative – building a powerful network of cities capable of counterbalancing London’s weight and influence. 1. 2. 3.

It’s all about skills. *****Eurostat. My capital in a bubble The interactive data visualisation tool "My capital in a bubble" allows you to compare the capitals of the EU Member States, EFTA countries and Turkey for more than 30 indicators. Discover European statistics in an easy and playful way! My country in a bubble The interactive data visualisation tool "My country in a bubble" allows you to compare your country with other European countries for more than 50 statistical indicators. Discover European statistics in an easy and playful way! **EU - When countries joined the EU. *Core and periphery: Purchasing Power Europe 2016. Europeans have around 0.3 percent more nominal purchasing power per person in 2016 compared to last year. The available net income of the population varies substantially among the 42 countries considered by the GfK study. The highest average purchasing power can be found in Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Luxembourg, while the lowest is in Belarus, Moldova and the Ukraine.

Europe 1000-2000AD, in 60 Seconds. (Produced by @jase333) ) In Focus: Trade Inside the European Union - Views of the World. The outcome of the referendum over the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union raises some crucial questions over the country’s economic relationship with the remaining 27 member states. Economic issues over trade were among the most heavily debated issues throughout the campaign. Now that the decision has been made, existing ties with the EU need to be carefully considered in any future trade relationship with the European Union.

In a contribution for the “In Focus” section of Political Insight (December 2016, Volume 7, Issue 3) I mapped out Britain’s complex trading relations with the rest of the European Union and created a series of cartograms from the underlying statistics: According to official UK government figures, exports accounted for 27% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2015, while imports were equal to about 29% of the country’s GDP.

UK exports to other EU states are spread widely across the Union. Migration in Europe: the story of the East. Eastern Europe’s economies are not catching up with their Western neighbors as quickly as many had hoped. The latest Eurostat figures (link is external) on economic growth in Europe, released earlier this month, show a troubling trend. While growth is returning to Europe after several difficult years, Eastern Europe is not converging with “old Europe,” the pre-2004 EU members. In 2016, only three East European economies—Bulgaria, Romania, and Slovakia—are on pace to exceed 3 percent annual GDP growth.

Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, and Slovenia are all growing more slowly than the euro area average. European funding secures geothermal energy for penzance’s jubilee pool - CIOS Growth Programme. Penzance’s Jubilee Pool will be partially heated through geothermal hot water by as early as 2018 thanks to a £1.4m European grant. These major European countries have been ranked by standard of living. Shutterstock. What If The EU Had 28 Member States With Equal Populations? Map created by Alasdair Gunn found via Bigthink. Standard of living index of 18 EU Countries - Source: Glassdoor Economic Research and Numbeo. Top #startup #tech cities in Europe #Berlin #London #Amsterdam #Barcelona #Lisbon #Dublin #Stockholm. #UK one of the few areas in a shrinking #EU projected to grow. 2015 65m residents 2050 75m residents 2100 82m residents.

Mortality due to cardiovascular disease by region in Europe. *Romania physical geog: Snow (and possibly improper tyres?). Video: Ioannhs Papal. Italy's Employment rate by region before (2008) & after (2016) the economical crisis. Core-periphery: Italy as seen by Italians - Hypothetical map of Europe if regional independence movements were to split European countries into smaller sovereign states. The history of Europe: every year. #Map shows #GDP per capita across #Europe: #Germany #Switzerland #Austria #Scandinavia are doing well. #Portugal and SE Europe struggle.

GDP per capita for Europe by subdivision. Maps nutshell: Brexit and the UK’s trading relations with the EU – Trade β Blog. The four options are well-known but their implications are not always understood. Some summary graphics By Peter UngphakornPOSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 | UPDATED SEPTEMBER 20, 2016. #OnThisDay in 1946, Winston Churchill, Boris Johnson's hero, championed the formation of a "United States of Europe" Visegrad Group of EU states 'could veto Brexit deal'

Image copyright AFP A group of Central European EU members known as the Visegrad Four is ready to veto any Brexit deal that would limit people's right to work in the UK, Slovakian PM Robert Fico says. In an interview with the Reuters news agency, Mr Fico said Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia would be uncompromising in negotiations. An ageing population is about to have a big impact on Europe's economy. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor Europe's aging population is going to cause a sharp productivity slowdown and cause serious economic problems, according to new research from staff at the International Monetary Fund.

Europe's already aging population is about to swell as workers reach retirement age, which in turn will cause a substantial drop in productivity, IMF staff members Shekhar Aiyar, Christian Ebeke, and Xiaobo Shao, wrote. Nitty Gritty Guides incl EUref fact guide. #OnThisDay 1954 : Even in the midst of post-war misery, Germany was forging its future in engineering excellence. This map tells you everything you need to know about innovation in Europe. The heart of London’s tech industry is known as Silicon Roundabout. While a techy traffic interchange doesn’t appear to pose much of a threat to Palo Alto and the innovation giants of Silicon Valley, the comparison is more than just flattery, as this map shows. The expensive ‘Italian’ shoes made for a pittance in east European sweatshops.

Getting into Europe: The 1973 Common Market Match. When Britain joined the European Economic Community a celebratory game was held at Wembley, revealing split opinions on the move 18 August ~ Two days after Britain formally joined the European Economic Community (EEC) on January 1, 1973, a Wembley crowd of 36,500 watched an international friendly. The teams were “The Three”, comprising the home nations and fellow Common Market newcomers Ireland and Denmark, and “The Six”, from existing EEC nations Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, West Germany and France. This map shows which EU countries buy the most British stuff. Credit Suisse has produced a handy graphic showing which European Union members buy the most British-made goods. UK is Top Destination for Jobseekers in Majority of EU Countries - Indeed Blog. This is the state of #EUtrade with the world. □□□ Country-by-country info □