The bill for Europe’s energy crisis is hefty. The Bruegel think tank estimates the costs at no less than 500 billion euros. Bruegel calculates: The 27 EU member states have so far raised 314 billion euros from their state coffers to cushion the effects of the energy crisis and the associated strong inflationary pressure on consumers and companies, keyword climate bonus in Austria. According to estimates by Bruegel, Great Britain has already released a total of 178 billion to alleviate the crisis. According to the calculations of the think tank, the previous expenditures of the EU states amount to 1.7 percent of the gross domestic product of the community.