Europe

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Description of Europe

The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes europe in the following terms: [1] After the Roman conquests, Europe’s western border was established as the Atlantic north of Gibraltar (see more in this European encyclopedia). But to the east the situation has never been clear (see more in this European encyclopedia). The Romans fought incessantly with barbarians along the Rhine and the Danube (see more in this European encyclopedia). Some ancient geographers considered that Asia began at the River Don. Today we think loosely of a boundary running from St Petersburg on the Baltic to the River Dnieper and the Black Sea. A vast area is vaguely known as ‘Eurasia’. The idea of a Europe ‘from the Atlantic to the Urals’ is essentially political, asserting European interest in eastward expansion or Russian aspirations for a legitimate say in European affairs. On any definition Turkeyremains a surprising candidate for the EU.

Description of Europe

The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes europe in the following terms: [1] Europe as referred to by Europhile politicians and Community officials is a deliberately ambiguous idea, suggestive of an identity between the geographical Europe, the Europe of civilisation and the complex of treaties and supranational bodies that make up the European Union. (See also ‘European idea’.)

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Notas y References

  1. Based on the book “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)

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Notas y References

  1. Based on the book “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)

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