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Greece posts highest debt-to-GDP ratio in EU in Q3 - Eurostat

Author Vasil Kolchev
Greece posts highest debt-to-GDP ratio in EU in Q3 - Eurostat Photo: FALKENSTEINFOTO

SOFIA (Bulgaria), January 21 (SeeNews) - Greece had a government debt-to-GDP ratio of 200.7% in the third quarter of 2021, the highest in the EU, Eurostat said on Friday, citing provisional data.

At the same time, Bulgaria posted the second-lowest debt-to-GDP ratio among EU-27, of 24.2%, after Estonia, the EU's statistical office said in a statement.

Romania's debt-to-GDP ratio grew the most in annual terms in the third quarter among all EU member states in Southeast Europe, by 5.5%.

Details about debt-to-GDP ratio in EU member states in SEE follow:

Debt-to-GDP ratio, Q3 2021 (in %) y/y change (in pp)
Bulgaria 24.2 -0.8
Croatia 82.4 -2.3
Greece 200.7 0.7
Romania 48.5 5.5
Slovenia 79.6 1.8
EU average 90.1 0.9

source: Eurostat

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