French deficit could overshoot 3 percent of GDP
Earlier in June, France's central bank said that the public finances were on course for a deficit of 3.1 percent of economic output this year, higher than the 2.8 percent predicted by the previous government.
That would mean France would miss the 3 percent EU deficit limit.
Former president Francois Hollande had promised it would be respected this year for the first time in a decade.
The government of new president Emmanuel Macron has said it would take corrective measures if needed.
The national audit office is due to review official estimates in July. ■