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“Taxes will not increase, this is not the right solution,” insists Bruno Le Maire

Bruno Le Maire persists and signs.

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“Taxes will not increase, this is not the right solution,” insists Bruno Le Maire

Bruno Le Maire persists and signs. While the government is looking for solutions to make savings in a context of a spiraling public deficit, the Minister of the Economy wants to be very clear: the French will not be directly involved. “Taxes will not increase,” he insisted this Friday on BFMTV. “It’s not the right solution, it’s an easy solution,” said the Bercy tenant.

The number two in the government recalled that it was “a commitment (...) made with the President of the Republic, quite simply because they are already very high”. “We have lowered (them) since 2017 and it would be inconsistent to increase taxes,” he added.

While the government envisaged a slippage in the public deficit to 5.6% of GDP in 2023 - compared to 4.9% initially planned - Bruno Le Maire reiterated the government's objective. “We have a very clear course: to return the public deficit below 3% in 2027. We must do it methodically, seriously, with determination, but we must not give in to I don’t know what haste or concern,” he said. -he thinks. And the Minister of the Economy and Finance judged that “responsibility is neither austerity nor carelessness” on public spending. “It’s about meeting our public finance objectives in circumstances that are more difficult, public finance and geopolitical circumstances,” he assumed.

For Bruno Le Maire, it is a question of dotting the i's, after the President of the National Assembly Yaël Braun-Pivet, in an interview in Le Figaro to be published on Saturday and on France Bleu Sud Lorraine this Friday, put back on table the idea of ​​a tax on superprofits. “We must question our revenues, including the possibility of taxing superprofits in large companies or share buybacks,” she told Le Figaro.

For Bruno Le Maire, there is no question of going further than the taxation of energy companies put in place in 2022 following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which caused a surge in energy prices. 'energy. “There will be in this budget (2025), as in 2023, a recovery of the rents made by energy companies, (...) no more than that,” he replied, estimating “that it is not does not deviate from our line of economic policy which has given results, which are very good results.

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