IMF Warns France about Record-high Spending

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned France that it must reduce government spending and debt levels, as well as tackling its sticky unemployment rate.

The IMF said in its latest economic outlook on France, published on Tuesday, that although it sees a “solid short-term recovery (in France), structural rigidities continue to weigh on medium-term prospects.”

“Continued efforts are needed to tackle France’s fundamental economic problems: high structural unemployment, low potential growth, and record-high public spending,” the group added.