Shape files of Europe maps are available on the Eurostat website. I downloaded
NUTS_2013_60M_SH. The tool (readOGR from the R package Rgdal) I use to load the map shows the following proj4string:
"+proj=longlat +ellps=GRS80 +no_defs"
Metadata provided with these files doesn't contain an EPSG code for the projection. I would like to use such a code to define the projection when I load the map.
A search for RS80 on the spatial reference site returns several code pages and none seem to be relevant.
What is the EPSG code of the projection used in these Eurostat maps?