Pierre Moscovici on all fronts. During a heated exchange with journalists in the "Grand Rendez-Vous Europe 1-The World-i-TV", the Minister of Economy has reported on the major issues that mobilize Bercy.
● The environmental tax still valid
Starting with the environmental tax. While the mobilization against this tax rages Britain, 1 the Minister was keen to point out that the government is listening difficulties in the region. "We have allocated funds and appointed a Mr. Britain," says Pierre Moscovici.
In addition, the tenant Bercy notes that "environmental tax, which was proposed by the former majority and passed unanimously, was scheduled for 1 January and it is still scheduled for January 1."
However, the minister said he was "sensitive to tensions and listening to French. In fact, the tax may lead to higher prices, you should know that will endure. " Thus, the Minister did not say closed to dialogue: "All avenues should be explored taking into account the tensions, we will carry out the necessary consultations and dialogues."
● Reform of life for
Pierre Moscovici also confirmed the minister's Budget, Cazeneuve2 Bernard, who announced in Le Journal du Dimanche that the government would review its project to align the high payroll taxes on savings products. The measure should ultimately be limited to certain life insurance contracts. MPs voted in first reading this week higher payroll taxes to 15.5% on some savings to finance Social Security.
"Concerns have been expressed and we heard," said the Minister of Economy, adding: "We thought the small investors." Thus, everything about "savings plans housing, employee savings savings plans into action, the: all this will eventually exempt from the measure. The life insurance policies are called Multi them involved. "
"I will announce in the coming days to reform life insurance to ensure a high level of performance. Life insurance should be geared more towards riskier products to finance the economy in the long term. "
"The new measure should yield around 400 million," said the minister in place of 600 million euros initially planned.
● No threat to the shipyards in Saint-Nazaire
The Minister was keen to point out that the government had promised to "save the projects, and we recorded a supercommande, the construction of the largest cruise ship." Pierre Moscovici asserts that the Chantiers de l'Atlantique have exceptional quality and controls for several years.
While the Korea Development Bank, the largest creditor of the parent sites, considering to sell its European subsidiary STX Europe 3, the minister assured that Paris had "not been informed" formally a possible resale. But if the situation arose, the minister reassures: "The State is a shareholder at 33% and if it were to be made, we would not stay inert. I mean the shipyards in Saint-Nazaire that neither activity nor employment are threatened, the government is on their side. "
● The euro is overvalued
The minister said that the euro was overvalued and that its recent rise against the dollar was due more to economic factors, the impact of "shutdown" of the Administration of the U.S. economy, and structural. "We are not yet out of the range that would allow us to say that the euro is overvalued frankly," he has said.
He added that the evolution of the euro was a matter of "care and attention" to add: "We will express the appropriate time if necessary remembering something fundamental that savings should reflect the intrinsic strength of economies. "