This “statistical portrait” 2015 edition presents a broad comparison between the situation of the European Union, including EFTA members and Candidate countries, and the African Union, its member states and non-member states. The publication is jointly produced by Eurostat and the Statistics Division of the African Union Commission (AUSTAT) on the basis of data from both organisations. With data up to and including the year 2014, this “portrait” includes various domains such as demography, health, education, national accounts, trade, and more. Tables in the eight chapters help the user to gain... a detailed view on different aspects, such as mobile phone subscriptions, number of teachers, life expectancy, GDP, tourism, etc. An overview chapter is also included, presenting statistical comparisons with the rest of the world.