Italian public debt ends 2012 below 2 tn euros
1,988.363 bn, Bank of Italy says15 February, 10:53
The central bank put the debt at 1,988.363 billion euros. The debt, the main reason Italy has been exposed to the euro crisis, rose last year from around 120% to 126% of GDP despite government cost-cutting.
According to commitments with Europe, Italy must cut the debt to 60% of GDP within 20 years.