France is raising taxes and cutting government spending, in an attempt to lower its deficit next year.
As predicted, next year's budget will include €15bn of cuts to public spending, and €3bn from tax rises and a clampdown on tax evasion.
That's on top of a planned increase in the sales tax, that should being in another €6bn.
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