Notes:This table shows the fiscal balance of the general government, which equals net lending/net borrowing. The general government sector comprises the subsectors central government, state government and local government as well as social security funds. Budget balances are expressed as a percentage of nominal GDP. Forecast values reflect the respective latest forecast by the European Commission.
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