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Science Islands off the Coast of Europe

"Outermost" is a term formalised by the Treaty of Amsterdam. It establishes a legal status as well as an economic zone apart for national overseas territories that are to a greater or lesser extent "distanced" from the European mainland.  Outermost Region is, in the lexicon of European terms, close to that of "Overseas Countries and Territories" (OCTs). In Europe, three nations are concerned by this term: France with its OCTs of Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, and Reunion; Portugal with the Azores and Madeira, and Spain with the Canary Islands.




GaŽlle Fornet
Bureau du CNRS en Guyane
Tel: +33 (0)5 94 32 92 08

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