The Greek government plans to sell €50bn (£45bn) of state assets by 2015, 39 airports, national post office, water companies, nickel miner and smelter, hundreds of miles of roads, a telecoms operator, shares in two banks, electricity and gas monopolies and thousands of hectares of land.
The Irish government plans to sell national airline Aer Lingus, ports, power stations and even the Irish National Stud hoping to raise could raise about €5bn.
In Spain the country's State Betting and Lottery (LAE) El Gordo (Fat One) valued at about €25bn. Portugal the utility company Energias de Portugal and the power-grid operator REN are up for sale along with the water utilities and state media interests such as television, radio channels and national news agency Lusa, state airline TAP and the airport owner ANA – which runs airports in Lisbon, Faro, Oporto and the Azores, insurance business of the state bank CGD. In Italy radio frequencies to be auctioned off to telephone companies valued at €2.4bn along with a package of €47bn in government cuts.
And in Britain the Tory/Liberal coalition intends to sell off its 49% state stake in the air traffic control service Nats and the Tote the state-owned bookmakers, the student loan book, the Public Data Corporation putting public data into the private sector, judicial buildings are up for sale reducing the number of courts, sell off HMS Ark Royal aircraft carrier which was decommissioned in March 2011, the Commons will sell its wine cellar; the proceeds will fund a larger stock of cheaper wine for official functions. George Osborne hopes to raise £2bn form the sale of these assets.