Here’s a map of the EU. Nothing more to it than that. I just like the fact that, making it look like a globe, it’s more engaging and eye catching. I decided in the forthcoming dataviz book to divide the design into encoding, format and aesthetics. This map is not dataviz, but you could imagine how the aesthetics could be used to good effect.
I found it at http://blog.nycdatascience.com/student-works/forecasting-economic-risk-eu-2020/ and they got it from http://www.mckinsey.com/global-themes/employment-and-growth/new-priorities-for-the-european-union-at-60