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Who generates the debt

EUR mil. Per capita Per working person Annual change
Government 21 362 3 943 9 030 20,8%
Other Subjects of Public sector 969 179 410 4,3%
Municipalities 547 101 231 55,9%
Self-governed Regions 377 70 159 23,5%
National property fund 16 3 7 -94,0%
Contributory Organizations of Public Sector 1 0 0 -48,4%
Total public debt (Maastricht debt) 22 331 4 121 9 439 20,0%

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Most of the existing debt can be assigned to the central government, which is responsible for more than 95 percent of the state debt. Another significant amount of the debt ha been contributed by the local governments. They have, however, limited opportunity to go into debt only up to 60 percent of their current revenues by law under the threat of receivership by the central government. Local governments do produce debt, although the debt ceiling is quite effective way of taking the expenses under control. The central government has produced the debt 40 times bigger than the local governments.