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France has highest social welfare spending in EU

28.11.12 @ 09:26

  1. By EUOBSERVER

France - at 33.8% of GDP - spends the most on social welfare in the EU, new Eurostat figures show. It is followed by Denmark (33.3%), the Netherlands (32.1%) and Germany (30.7%). Romania (17.6%), Latvia (17.8%), Bulgaria and Estonia (both 18.1%) come in at the bottom of the scale.