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Parliament approved the 2022 state budget on Monday, 20 December. At the plenary session, Government also won a vote of confidence.
The total budget is around € 65 billion, which is € 3.3 billion less than in the actual 2021 budget estimate. The budget has a deficit of around € 7 billion, which will be covered by additional borrowing. At the end of 2022, government debt is estimated at around € 144 billion, or about 55 per cent of GDP.