Thursday, September 28, 2006

Controversy about European Union Regional Maps

Catholicgauze has a big day today so I will have to steal a post from Map Room Blog:

"The Daily Mail and British Conservatives have their knickers in a twist over maps from Interreg III, an EU initiative designed to foster “cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation.” The Interreg maps — available here as PDF files — overlap one another and indicate regional, trans-border affinities, but that doesn’t stop the Mail and the Tories from fulminating against European attempts to wipe out national borders (lumping Kent with France and east England with Scandinavia) and create a European property tax. Via MapHist."

Euroskeptics in the United Kingdom do not consider the isles as part of Europe. Anyone or thing that says otherwise and tries to wear down British nationalism meets stiff opposition.

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