This publication provides a statistical portrait of the European Union (EU) in relation to the rest of the world. It presents a broad range of indicators for the EU and the G20 countries from the rest of the world. It treats the following areas: economy and finance; population; health; education and training; the labour market; living conditions and social protection; industry, trade and services, tourism and the information society; agriculture, forestry and fisheries; international trade; transport; the environment; energy; and science and technology. The publication, which complements... information found in Europe in figures – Eurostat yearbook and in the Eurostat regional yearbook, may be viewed as an introduction to European and international statistics. It provides a starting point for those who wish to explore the wide range of data that are freely available from a variety of international organisations and on Eurostat's website at http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat.