'Quarterly government debt' is defined as the total gross debt at nominal value outstanding at the end of each quarter between and within the sectors of general government (ref. Council Regulation No 1222/2004). Data are measured in million Euro, million of national currency units, percentage of GDP and percentage of total consolidated debt. Data cover EU Member States and Norway. Classification of data is in accordance with the European System of Accounts (ESA 1995). Data are transmitted by national authorities (national statistical institutes, national central banks or Ministries of Finance).