On 31 March 2017, in accordance with the Council Regulation (EC) No. 479/2009 of 25 May 2009 on the application of the Protocol on the excessive deficit procedure annexed to the Treaty establishing European Community with amendments, the President of the CSO provided the general government deficit and debt data (EDP notification) to the European Commission (Eurostat).
According to the EDP notification, in 2016 the general government deficit was 2,4% of GDP, while the general government debt amounted to 54,4% of GDP.
The data are preliminary and can be revised. Press release about general government deficit and debt covering the data verified by the European Commission (Eurostat) will be published on 21.04.2017. At the same time the CSO will publish GDP estimates for 2015-2016.