According to Stéphane Le Foll, the additional savings demanded by Brussels to Paris will be made “in all areas” but “there will be no tax increase.”
The spokesman of the government, Stéphane Le Foll, September 26, 2014 in Paris (Archives). (AFP / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN)
When asked this Thursday, February 26 with “France 2″ on the additional period granted by the EU to France to reduce its deficit, the door Floor-government commented: “so far – this was welcomed, it was said by Brussels – the commitments made by France were held That’s the point.”
. Wednesday, Brussels has given a new deadline to France until 2017, in an election year, to bring its deficit below the 3% threshold. Its draft 2015 budget was not retoqué despite shortcomings in terms of reducing the structural deficit. A situation that irritates its partners who see it as a treatment. However, the Commission considers that the second economy in the euro zone does not reform fast enough.
“We made commitments in 2014, 15, 16, all were kept,” stressed the close head of state. Relaunched 3 to 4 billion additional savings requested by the Union, it ruled: “There will be no tax increase These are savings to be made in all sectors.”. In Defense? “No, the planning law set the level to a budget 31 billion 5 or 6 million, it remains ringfenced. This will not budge.”