Aid to support the economy during the Covid-19 crisis has considerably increased France’s public debt. Bercy says there would be no tax increase. Which strategy to choose? Decryption by Jean-Marc Sylvestre.
Faced with a colossal French debt linked to the coronavirus crisis, the Minister of the Economy Bruno Lemaire announced, on November 29 in the columns of the Parisian, that he would not increase taxes. According to the minister, the repayment will come from growth, control of spending and “structural reforms”, in particular that of pensions.
Update with our editorialist Jean-Marc Sylvestre.