55th Edition

The Europa World Year Book 2014

Edited By Europa Publications Copyright 2014
    5116 Pages
    by Routledge

    Globally renowned for its accuracy, consistency and reliability, the Europa World Year Book 2014 is your source for detailed country surveys containing the latest analytical, statistical and directory information for over 250 countries and territories.

    For more than eighty years since its first publication, the Europa World Year Book has been the premier source of contemporary political and socio-economic analysis for library reference shelves, offering timely information with a global reach.

    The Europa World Year Book 2014 is also available online as an authoritative and regularly-updated digital resource. For more information, please visit: www.europaworld.com

    New content for 2014 includes:-  coverage of the coming to power of a transitional Government in Ukraine, following the impeachment of President Viktor Yanukovych, and the subsequent Russian annexation of the country’s Crimean peninsula

    - detailed accounts of the internal conflict and escalating humanitarian disaster in Syria, and the replacement of Egypt’s elected Islamist authorities by a military-backed interim administration  

    - expanded and enhanced statistical coverage of the fledgling states of South Sudan and the Dutch Caribbean, and more detailed data on trade by commodities for many countries

    - protests across Brazil at perceived economic and social inequalities in advance of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the October elections, and the re-election of Michelle Bachelet to the Chilean presidency

    - coverage of the rising tensions in the territorial dispute between China and Japan in the East China Sea, and details of the political crisis in Thailand

    - details of the ongoing political battles in the US Congress over the federal budget deficit, and the launch of President Obama’s health care reforms;  and the preparations for the US withdrawal from Afghanistan

    - the escalation of inter-religious fighting in the Central African Republic, and events leading to the appointment of Catherine Samba-Panza as the country’s new Interim President

    - developments around the formation of two `grand coalitions’ in Austria and Germany, and the accession to the Italian premiership of the young former mayor of Florence Matteo Renzi


    Volume 1  Abbreviations.  International Telephone Codes.  Part 1: International Organizations  Part 2: Afghanistan - Jordan  Index of International Organizations  Volume 2  Abbreviations.  International Telephone Codes.  Part 3:  Kazakhstan - Zimbabwe  Index of Territories.


    Europa publications have long been regarded as premier reference resources, providing authoritative political and economic data for every country and region of the world, biographical profiles of the most influential global figures in every field, including politics, science, business, academia, the arts and the media, and unrivalled access to information on universities, libraries and other academic institutions world-wide.

    Available in print and online, Europa's principal titles, The Europa World Year Book,The Europa Regional Surveys of the World, The International Who's Who and The Europa World of Learning, serve the contemporary research needs of students, academics and information-seekers in specialist and general reference libraries, government offices and commercial institutions in every country

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