Five ministers mobilized for after-sales service, a rare occurrence.
These members of the government spoke at midday on Monday, in the wake of the Council of Ministers during which the finance bills (PLF) and social security financing bills (PLFSS) for 2023, as well as that on renewable energies, were presented.
Read alsoCivil servants, inflation, energy ... what the 2023 finance bill contains
The Minister Delegate for Public Accounts, Gabriel Attal, immediately boasted "a protection budget" and assured that "no one is forgotten": households, businesses, etc.
He notably cited the “16 billion euros” of the tariff shield which will be maintained in 2023, in order to “contain the increases in gas and electricity for the French”.
However, "we got out of
whatever the cost
," he recalled.
No more than 5% of GDP deficit next year
While most sectors are seeing their credits increase, Gabriel Attal notably highlighted the credits granted to several projects related to ecology, including 250 million for the bicycle plan and 1.5 billion euros for the green background. for local communities.
But the Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, had recognized a little earlier in the day that this budget still gave too much emphasis to fossil fuels.
“There are a lot of expenses for the gas bill,” he said, adding that this “can only strengthen our determination to accelerate the climate transition”.
Public accounts: "I don't want to leave our compatriots in any doubt about our determination to restore France's public finances, to return the deficit to below 3% by 2027, and to lower the public debt from 2026" , says Bruno Le Maire.
— franceinfo (@franceinfo) September 26, 2022
"I want to leave our compatriots in no doubt about our determination to restore France's public finances, to return to below 3% deficit by 2027, and to lower the public debt from 2026", then insisted Bruno Le Maire in front of the journalists.
For next year, the objective is not to exceed a deficit of 5% of GDP.
"Purchasing power will continue to grow in 2023"
At the end of the Council of Ministers, the former elected Les Républicains also promised that “purchasing power will continue to increase in 2023”.
He insisted on his desire to reduce inflation in the coming months, which he described as an “absolute priority”.
Bruno Le Maire also wanted to “underline how resilient the French economy is”, recalling that France was “the country in the Euro zone” with the lowest inflation rate over one year.
The boss of Bercy also insisted on “the structural reforms” to be carried out, starting with that of pensions.
"The only way to finance solidarity, our hospitals, our nurseries, our colleges, is to have a greater volume of work," he insisted.