France improves on budget deficit target in 2015
France managed to reduce its budget deficit by more than forecast in 2015, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Thursday.
The deficit came in at 70 billion euros ($76 billion), four billion less than forecast which, Sapin told Europe 1 radio, takes it to levels last seen before the financial crisis.
"The government budget will see its deficit drop by much more than we expected. We expected a deficit of 74 billion... and what we will have is a 70 billion government deficit," he said.
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