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Bruno Le Maire recognizes “violations”

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The Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, admitted on Sunday, November 27 that he had been there “abuses” In the past in important ministries resort to consulting firms such as McKinsey, judging by the custom today “corrector”.

The courts have opened two investigations into the interference of consulting firms in Emmanuel Macron’s election campaigns in 2017 and 2022, to try to find out whether these firms did not benefit improperly from financing in exchange for public contracts.

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I do not comment on ongoing legal proceedings.Bruno Le Maire said of France 3.

“What matters is what we do to respond to abuses that have occurred regarding the use of outside consulting firms”he added. “I admit it readily, we’ve gone too far, for years, it’s this government and previous governments and previous majority … We probably used a lot to say ‘management is incapable of doing this work, we’re going to outsource and ask consulting firms.'”.

Over the summer, the state signs a new contract with McKinsey

“I think there really was a drift, and that drift has been corrected.”notably through a circular from Prime Minister Elizabeth Bourne asking the government to limit the use of advisory firms by 15%.

According to him, Percy reduced the use of these companies by 34% between the first half of 2021 and the first half of 2022.

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“I think it’s the same trend” in other ministries

“I think it’s the same trend everywhere else.”He said again about other ministries. There were certainly violations. We must first rely on its management, especially when we have management of exceptional quality from the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and limit the use of consulting firms.”.

Eliane Essential: “A large number of McKinsey’s assignments have not led to a satisfactory result”

In response to a question by BFMTV about the statements of the minister supervising him, the Minister Delegate in charge of Public Accounts, Gabriel Attal, for his part, indicated “Examples already given in some of the tasks that were done that we didn’t really understand what they were for or what they brought”.

Bruno Le Maire ruled out any political impact this case could leave. “From the moment justice does its job, until we learn the lessons of abuse, and I don’t think that’s the main concern of the French.”.

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