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Public investment: a priority, despite the difficulties

Public investment: a priority, despite the difficulties

Type of text : Opinion
Type of referral : Own initiative
Working group : Section for Economy and Finance

Rapporteur(s) :

Didier RIDORET
Enterprise Group
Date adopted : 11/07/2012 | Period : 2010-2015

In a hectic world, the State is required to intervene in the realisation and direction of investment. The state of the public finances nevertheless means that, to be justified, it must show positive externalities or prepare for the future. It must serve a societal undertaking.
In France, public investment stands at a high level. Is it sustainable over the coming years, and under what conditions?