Funding and cash management

Through borrowing, the government seeks to pay off redemptions of central government debt and to cover any possible budget deficit. The aim of borrowing is to meet the state's financing needs cost effectively and in a manner that enables access to financing under all circumstances. At the same time, it is ensured that the burden on government finances caused by interest expenses and redemptions of central government debt is distributed evenly and in a foreseeable manner. When carrying out funding operations, the related risks are kept well under control and at a low level.

Central government budget economy's borrowing requirement for 2019


(EUR million)

Treasury bills 5 319
Benchmark bonds 9 000
Yield bonds 0
Others 1 000
Total borrowing requirement 15 319
Redemptions 13 387
Net 1 932

ased on the latest State budget or supplementary budget or the proposal of the Ministry of Finance.

Central government net borrowing

Budget 2019
(EUR million)

(EUR million)
Net borrowing,
nominal amount
1 705 1932
Debt management expenses
Issue losses (net) -40 -40
Capital losses (net) -10 -10
Net borrowing (incl. debt management expenses) 1 655 1882

Government borrowing is mainly denominated in euros. When borrowing in other currencies, the State Treasury always hedges against currency risk. Following these hedging measures, the entire government debt is in euros.

Published 2013-03-25 at  17:39 , updated 2019-03-08 at  12:21
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