French new anti-terror spending 'a few hundred million euros'

A French soldier takes part in the Vigipirate plan, France's national security alert procedure,on November 17, 2015 in front of the iconic Eiffel TowerFresh French spending on security in response to the Paris attacks will amount to “a few hundreds of millions of euros (dollars)”, a lawmaker said in remarks published Wednesday. Dominique Lefebvre, deputy and vice-president of parliament’s finance commission, also told the L’Opinion business daily that France was still on target to meet its EU deficit targets if the new anti-terror spending was stripped out. “There is a mediocre debate around the question whether the president (Francois Hollande) is going to use this opportunity to mask any failure to meet his targets.

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