According to these figures, at the central government level the result was a surplus from a deficit of 1.395 billion euros in the corresponding period last year.
The primary surplus on a cash basis was at 1.681 billion euros, while last year a 188 million euro deficit was recorded.
This development reflects the tactical budget revenue which increased this year to 7.951 billion euros from last year’s 7.5 billion euros . Meanwhile, the tactical budget’s expenditures for the first two months of 2014 was 8.547 billion euros, while for the same period last year the amount of expenditures stood at 9.317 billion euros. This year’s expenditure includes the amount of 20 million euros that was used to repay overdue debts.