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Bruno Le Maire: "We do not want a tax increase"

2021-01-22T05:55:34.109Z

INTERVIEW - While Agnès Verdier-Molinié affirms that France is threatened with bankruptcy, the Minister of the Economy responds to him and promises that the debt will be repaid without an increase in compulsory levies.



LE FIGARO.

- Germany plans to return to a balanced budget in 2022. And France?

BRUNO THE MAYOR.

- France will begin to restore its public finances when the health crisis and the economic crisis are behind us.

By protecting our economy, our businesses, we have kept an extraordinary ability to rebound, as demonstrated by the return of activity to almost normal in a few days after confinement.

In addition, the French have accumulated during this year 2020 almost 100 billion savings which, tomorrow, will support consumption and investment.

I believe in the need for sound public finances, but this recovery cannot and should only begin when we are done with this crisis.

Let us not repeat the mistakes made in 2009 when, by wanting to restore our public finances too quickly, we killed growth.

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