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Eurostat has gov't worker pay at 29.5 billion, or 33% of the budget. The IMF says gov't worker pay and pensions is 75%. And yet the OECD numbers diverge.
Do the EU and/or national laws not require governments to produce CAFRs or other audited financial statements for the public?
You shouldn't need to go digging through Eurostat or the OECD to find out how much they're spending on this or that.
Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
The problem isn't that the figures aren't readily available, it's that they differ.
Right on the page for Eurostat statistics you'll find a Eurostat report dated January 10, 2010 that explains the Greek statistic situation. The short of it: Greece gave bad predictive statistics each year, and then Eurostat conducted a methodological review (each year) that gave the actual statistics.
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