French welfare deficit higher than planned says minister

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Heath minister Marisol Touraine says social security deficit will hit 11.7 billion euros this year instead of originally forecast of 9.8 billion.

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France's social security deficit, a component of the overall deficit figure measured by the EU, will hit 11.7 billion euros this year instead of an originally forecast 9.8 billion, health minister Marisol Touraine said, reports Reuters.