10:46 a.m., December 05, 2021, modified at
11:04 a.m., December 05, 2021
Guest of the Grand Rendez-Vous Europe 1 / Cnews / Les Echos, the Minister of the Economy and Finance returned to the difficulties of certain sectors despite the return to growth. “We will not abandon anyone,” assured the minister, who is not afraid of the impact of the Omicron variant on French growth.
Europe, already facing a fifth wave of Covid-19, is now seeing the arrival of a new variant on its soil: Omicron. Nearly 16 cases have been detected in France by the new variant, said the latest report from the Ministry of Health, yesterday. While infectious disease specialists fear that Omicron will become the majority in the coming months, Bruno le Maire remains optimistic about the impact of the latter on growth: “At present, the Omicron variant will have no impact on French growth “, he says on the stage of the Grand rendez-vous Europe1 / Cnews /The echoes.
“Things are looking good and we will have one of the strongest growths in Europe in 2021”, explains the Minister of the Economy, Finance and Recovery. And to add: “What deserves all our greatest attention are the shortages of manpower in certain sectors, the shortage of raw materials such as wood or aluminum and the shortage of semiconductors which weigh terribly. on the French economy. “
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