The deterioration of the deficit in 2023, which reached 5.5% of GDP instead of the 4.9% initially planned by the government, "does of course not mean the bankruptcy of France", wanted to reassure François Villeroy de Galhau. The governor of the Bank of France estimated on Thursday that the slippage in the deficit made it necessary to deal "finally seriously with public spending" Parliamentarians from the majority and the opposition were invited to the Ministry of the Economy and Finance on Thursday to propose ways to save money.