(Boursier.com) – The European Commission has asked France to increase its budgetary efforts. However, there will be no tax increases, said Thursday on France 2, Stéphane Le Foll, spokesman of the government. The Executive remains on the line imposed by François Hollande who promised late last year that there would be no tax increases in France until 2017.
Four billion to find
Initially, the government planned to reduce from 4.4% to 4.1% budget deficit between 2014 and 2015. But Brussels asked him to go a little wearing away the deficit to 0.5 percent of GDP. It therefore lacks 0.2 find to be in the nails, that is to say, some 4 billion euros. How it will get there in France? For now, no clear path was given. The prime minister was evasive on the issue and Stéphane Le Foll spoke of savings made
in all sectors .
The only certainty At present, the government will not touch the defense budget. The latter was
ringfenced “ recalled the spokesman. He said that this year, the sector is already under a restructuring plan that includes cuts.