Top 30 maps and charts that explain the European Union

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Tomorrow European Union celebrates the 60th birthday. On March 25, 1957, leaders of six countries – Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands – met in Rome and signed two treaties that established the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community, later transformed into the European Union.

Although Europe is experiencing growing turbulence related to migration crisis, terrorist attacks, and Brexit, among others, the EU project is still the best thing that happened to the continent after The World War II.  It allowed keeping peace and wealth for long years and we hope that it will stay that way for the next generations.

These maps and charts try to explain the sense of European Union.

1. History of the European Union

source: Wikipedia

2. EU member states as of 2017

source: Alamy

3. EU Overseas Countries and Territories and Outermost Regions

4. Parliamentary Seats in Europe

5. The map of Europe by how right- or left-wing the government is

source: Indy100

6. EU Institutions

source: EU

7. Corruption in Europe

8. 2017 GPD forecasts

source: The economist

9. Average wage rates in EU

reedit: Average wage rates in Europe

10. Currencies in EU

source: The economist

11. Europe’s unemployment vs GDP

source: Geopolitical Futures

12. Youth Unemployment in Europe

13. Europe’s ageing problem

14. Share of population over 65

15. Map of Europe’s population shifts

source: Geoaweosmeness

16. EU migration crisis

source: WikiWand

17. Most common country of origin of foreign-born population

source: Jakubmarian.com

18. Life expectancy in Europe

19. EU member states and NATO

source: eu center illinois

20. Where does the money for EU funds come from?

21. EU member states most valuable export goods

source: Time

22. EU import of Russian gas

source: Business Insider

23. Europe’s busiest airports

source: Wikipedia 

24. Active separatistic movements in Europe

source: reedit

25. LGBT Rights in Europe

source: one-europe.net

26. How old is each individual country in Europe?

source: Jimmysbook

27. These are the last kingdoms in Europe.

source: Reedit

28. What’s Next after Brexit?

source: Big Think

29. Most common surnames in Europe

30. European colonialism conquered every country in the world but these five

source: Vox

Aleks Buczkowski
I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.