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Covid-related spending up by 40% last year

By: P.T., STA

After tackling the Covid-19 epidemic cost the state EUR 2 billion in 2020, expenditure rose by a further EUR 800 million in 2021.

The bulk of expenditure in 2020 was on job retention and liquidity measures, but last year most went for hazard bonuses in the public sector. The direct cost of the epidemic-related measures from the spring of 2020 to the end of 2021 amounted to EUR 4.8 billion, as another EUR 2.8 billion was added to the cost last year.


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