French President Francois Hollande and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron are planning to integrate a set of controversial measures meant to unlock the country’s stagnating economy. The measures include longer working hours during Sundays for shops, which could prove beneficial for some French business owners, opening up national bus routes and making traditionally close professions in France more accessible. All these are meant to ease the existent economic rigidity.
France’s Finance Minister Michel Sapin said that France’s public deficit will manage to drop below the European Union target of 3.0 percent until 2017. The predictions were made after a recalculation proved that the deficit for 2015 will be lower than previously thought. If France manages to keep this promise, business owners will see an improvement in the overall investment situation in the country.