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Budget security: Unanimity in the Senate to Increase Resources Requested by the Government

The Senate on Monday adopted unanimously the government amendment intended to increase the security of the mission means in the draft 2016 budget, following the attacks on 13 November.

The Senate on Monday adopted unanimously the government amendment intended to increase the security of the mission means in the draft 2016 budget, following the attacks on 13 November.

This amendment provides for the creation of 3,150 jobs in 2016. These are accompanied by a strengthening of capital resources, investment and operation of a total of 220,537,717 euros in commitment authorizations and payment appropriations.

“This amendment is welcome,” said the Special Rapporteur’s mission, Philippe Dominati (Republicans, LR).

“We vote this amendment ensuring that these additional measures do not undermine fundamental freedoms, like the freedom to demonstrate and freedom of information,” said Brigitte Gonthier-Maurin (Communist, Republican and citizen CRC) .

Hollande announced to Congress a series of security spending to deal with the terrorist risk after Friday’s attacks, saying assume this “overhead” for the state budget.

Finance Minister Michel Sapin announced that the mobilization of these new resources lead to additional expenditure on the state budget of about “600 million euros in 2016”. On Monday, the Ministry of Finance indicated that the amount of these measures would be 750 (of 750) million in 2016, which must be added 70 million to the special allocation account for pensions.

The Senate had unanimously adopted the other two increases requested by the government after the attacks. Friday, he passed a higher average defense by granting EUR 173 million in commitment authorizations and 100 million in payments.

“Your vote is also a way to fight against Daech” estimated the Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. “This is a beautiful national gathering signal and confidence in our armed forces incurred outside and inside for the defense of France,” said the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense Jean-Pierre Raffarin (LR).

The Senate Thursday increased the means of justice.

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