Finance minister Pierre Moscovici said 2013 public deficit will come in at 4.1 percent of GDP, higher than the 3.9 percent agreed with EU.
French finance minister Pierre Moscovici has confirmed that the 'public deficit will be a little higher than expected'.
France will set tone for the way the world marks the 1914-18 war; two of its bloodiest battles, at Verdun and the Somme, took place on French soil.
Delphine Batho had said on TV that it was a 'bad budget' and that French people are 'disappointed' with the year-old government.
Newspaper says government aims to tame deficit by reducing ministerial budgets, state aid to companies and local government funding.
French finance minister Pierre Moscovici said most of the additional tax revenue will come from higher value-added and corporate taxes.
France will not introduce any further austerity measures this year but instead focus on spending cuts in 2014 to bring its deficit down to 3pc of GDP.
The famous cycle race will start in Leeds with two other stages also taking place in Britain - one of them finishing in London, say organisers.