giscoR is already available on CRAN. giscoR is a API package that helps to
retrieve data from GISCO - Eurostat. It also provides some lightweight
data sets ready to use without downloading.
GISCO is a geospatial open data repository including several data sets as
countries, coastal lines, labels or NUTS levels. The data sets are usually
provided at several resolution levels (60M/20M/10M/03M/01M) and in 3
different projections (4326/3035/3857).