In 2015, the government deficit and debt of both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 decreased in relative terms
compared with 2014. In the euro area the government deficit to GDP ratio fell from 2.6% in 2014 to 2.1% in 2015,
and in the EU28 from 3.0% to 2.4%. In the euro area the government debt to GDP ratio declined from 92.0% at the
end of 2014 to 90.7% at the end of 2015, and in the EU28 from 86.8% to 85.2%.