In the images above you can see both the evolution of the tax rate for workers in the EU (as average) and also the evolution of the public debt in the same countries. First question to be made is: where is the famous “austerity” of the last years of crisis? And the second question, even more important: if taxes increase, and public debt also, where is ALL that money going?
Maybe is better for you, European taxpayer, not to know the answer. Ignorance is happiness.
Source of tax evolution graph: “Tax burden of typical workers in the EU27”, Institut Économique Molinari.
Source of evolution of public debt graph: Google/Esurostat (thanks to @marcbisbalarias and @gonfva for the links).