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General government expenditure in the EU in 2014-Government expenditure on social protection accounted for almost one fifth of GDP

Brussels, 22 March 2016

A detailed breakdown of general government expenditure in the European Union (EU) by main functions is available for 2014. The function ‘social protection’ (19.5% of GDP) was by far the most important, accounting for at least 20% of GDP in Finland, France, Denmark, Austria, Italy, Sweden, Greece and Slovakia.

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STAT/16/1023


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