Europe, the Middle East and Africa, usually abbreviated as EMEA, is a regional designation used for government, marketing and business purposes. It is particularly common amongst North American companies.
The region is generally accepted to include all European nations, all African Nations, and extends east to Iran, but including Russia. Typically this does not include independent overseas territories of mainland countries in the region, such as French Guyana (part of France).
Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EEMEA). Increasingly, companies are separating their Eastern European business from the rest of Europe, and refer to the EEMEA region separately from the Western/Central European (EU/EFTA) region.