The definitive survey of the countries and territories of Western Europe, comprising expert analysis and commentary, up-to-date economic and socio-political data and extensive directory information. New for 2014: coverage of the ongoing economic crisis in the eurozone and its effect on the politics and economies of countries in the region major political developments are analysed, including the legislative elections in Austria, Germany, Italy, Norway and other countries and territories in the region comprehensively updated directory sections, including new heads of state in Belgium and the Netherlands following the abdication of their respective monarchs, and Vatican City with the election of the new Pope. General Survey Essays by leading experts on the area cover issues of regional importance. Country Surveys Individual chapters on each country, comprising: an introductory survey, containing essays on the geography, history and economy of each country, including a chronology and map. an extensive statistical survey of economic and demographic indicators, including area and population, health and welfare, agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, communications media and education.
a comprehensive directory of names and contact details covering the most significant political and commercial institutions. Regional Information a directory of research institutes specializing in the region bibliographies of books and periodicals covering the region.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd