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56th Edition

The Europa World Year Book 2015

ISBN 9781857437515
Published June 18, 2015 by Routledge
5100 Pages

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Book Description

Globally renowned for its accuracy, consistency and reliability, the Europa World Year Book 2015 is your source for detailed country surveys containing the latest analytical, statistical and directory information for over 250 countries and territories, and comprehensive coverage of over 2,000 international organizations.

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.


New for 2015:

- developments around the Israeli legislative election in March 2015, and international and regional efforts to combat Islamic State in northern Syria and Iraq

- coverage of the impact of Boko Haram terrorist attacks in Nigeria and the postponement of presidential and legislative elections, and of the ouster of President Blaise Campaoré in Burkina Faso

- details of the unprecedented anti-corruption campaign under China’s President Xi Jinping, and of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s successful renewal of his mandate for economic reform

- events surrounding Argentina’s technical default on its debt, and scrutiny of the 2014 presidential and legislative elections in Brazil and the second term in office of President Dilma Rousseff

- the response of the international community to the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa, and the new compositions of the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court

- detailed coverage of the accession to power in Greece of a coalition Government of the radical left led by Alexis Tsipras, and of the election of Croatia’s first female President

- developments in Afghanistan, including the appointment of a new national unity Government and the conclusion of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force’s 13-year combat mission

- coverage of the US mid-term elections and their repercussions, with Democratic President Barack Obama confronting an increasingly hostile political environment as the Republicans gained control of the US Senate and strengthened their position in the House of Representatives


The Europa World Year Book 2015 is also available online as an authoritative and regularly-updated digital resource. For more information, please visit:

Table of Contents

Volume 1:
Part 1: International Organizations
Part 2: Countries: Afghanistan – Equatorial Guinea
Index of International Organizations    
Volume 2: 
Countries: Eritrea – Nicaragua

Volume 3: 
Countries: Niger – Zimbabwe
Index of Territories

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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 worldwide.

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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