The draft for the new budget is being submitted to Parliament on Monday, anticipating a growth rate of 2.7 % in 2017 and a primary surplus of 1.75 % of GDP.

The budget draft places revenues just over 55 billion euros while the expenses appear to raise up to 56.5 billion euros in 2017, because of the appropriations earmarked for the Minimum Guaranteed Income.

The additional budget revenue will come mainly from tax provisions which have already been adopted in the first evaluation, while cost savings will result from interventions with the insurance.

New taxes have already been implemented and are to be followed by the increase in heating oil tax on October 15th.