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EU bank bailout breakdown – how 1.6 trillion euros were allocated

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After approving more than 5 trillion euros of state aid to its financial system over the past five years, the European Union has switched the burden of bank bailouts away from taxpayers and onto shareholders, bondholders and big depositors.

Today’s graphic breaks down the amount of aid given to financial institutions in the EU by instrument type and country.

Infographic serves a EU bank bailout breakdown by instrument type and member state. The United Kingdom has the most approved aid and the second highest amount used behind Ireland.


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