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France: is the country bankrupt?
Is France bankrupt? Daring to say so is a major no-no for French politicians. Labour Minister Michel Sapin has just experienced this after he said so during an interview, prompting an immediate and fierce denial from the government. So is France's political elite hiding the truth, or is France better off than some would think?
By FRANCE 24
On the set:
- Valérie Rabault, Member of Parliament, Socialist Party; Vice President of the Finance committee at the National Assembly;
- Dany Lang, Associate Professor at Paris 13 University; Secretary of the 'Appalled Economists' Movement;
- Félix Marquardt, CEO, Marquardt and Marquardt; President of the Atlantic Dinners.
Prepared by Marc Perelman and Léa Berdugo