The Minister of the Economy, Industry and Employment (ministre de l'Économie, de l'Industrie et de l'Emploi), or Minister of Finance for short, is one of the most prominent positions in the cabinet of France after the Prime Minister. Bercy is an area in the east of the city of Paris, France, north of the river Seine. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city French government ministers are members of the Prime Minister 's Government or cabinet although in French the term " Cabinet " is rarely used to describe The Prime Minister of France ( Premier ministre français) in Fifth Republic is the functional Head of the government and Council of Ministers
It now has a colleague of equal rank: the Minister for the Budget, the Public Accounts and Civil Service (ministre du Budget, des Comptes publics et de la Fonction publique).
The exact title of the minister has varied throughout time; it may not always include "economy", "industry", or "Finances".
The Minister of Finance supervises:
- the preparation of the taxation rules (she has a direct authority above the Direction de la législation fiscale (Board for Tax Policy) of the Direction générale des impôts (General Board of Internal Revenue Service));
- the financial assets of the State and the financial and economic national system (especially with the Direction générale du Trésor et de la politique économique (Géneral Board of the Treasury and for Economic Policy, not to be confounded with the Trésor Public (Public Treasury) that is the Direction générale de la comptabilité publique (General Board for Public Accounts)) under minister of Budget's authority);
- the development, regulation and control of economy including industry, tourism, small business, concurrence and consumer security, and other matters excluding energy, industrial security, environmental affairs and transportations which are under the authority of the Ministre d’Etat, Minister for Ecology and Sustainable Planning and Development;
- employment policies and career education.
By her authority above the financial assets of the State, the financial and economic national system and the taxation rules, the Minister is allowed to represent France in the European Union council of the minister of the Economy and Finance (ECOFIN).
The current Minister of the Economy, Industry and the Employment is Christine Lagarde. Christine Lagarde (born 1 January 1956) is the current Minister of Finance of France, appointed in June 2007
The Minister for the Budget, Public Accounts and the Civil Service
The Minister for the Budget, Public Accounts and the Civil Service supervises:
- the preparation of the finance law (budget) (with the help of his colleague Minister for the Economy, Finances and Employment in taxation ruling matters, he requires the Board for Tax Policy of the Direction générale des impôts), which is then submitted to Parliament for amendment and final approval;
- the taxation system :
- the accounting of the State and all public bodies (by the Direction générale de la comptablilité publique). Budget (from French bougette, purse generally refers to a list of all planned expenses and revenues This article is for the post-Revolutionary and present-day institution Law is a system of rules enforced through a set of Institutions used as an instrument to underpin civil obedience politics economics and society The Trésor public ("Public treasury" is the national administration of the Treasury in France.
The French taxation system is supervised by three separate board:
- the Direction générale des impôts for tax evaluation and collecting some taxes such as VAT or corporate tax;
- the Direction générale de la comptablilité publique (or Trésor Public) for collecting some other taxes calculated by the Direction générale des impôts including income tax or local taxes based on Estate locative value. See Government of France for a wider perspective of French government Value added tax ( VAT) or goods and services tax ( GST) is a consumption Tax levied on value added. Corporate tax refers to a Tax levied by various jurisdictions on the Profits made by companies or associations.
- the Direction générale des douanes et des droits indirects for customs, for tax on petrol and fuels and for special indirect taxes such as taxes on alcohol, tobacco, etc. Customs is an Authority or agency in a Country responsible for collecting and safeguarding customs duties and for controlling the flow of goods The term indirect tax has more than one meaning In the colloquial sense an indirect tax (such as Sales tax, Value added tax (VAT or Goods and services );
The taxation information system are being modernised by the so-called Copernic tax project. The term information system (IS sometimes refers to a System of persons Data records and activities that process the data and Information in an organization Copernic project is undergoing a major modernisation programme in France that willrecast and upgrade the entire fiscal information system in the country
By delegation of the Prime Minister, he supervises also the Public Services (essentially statutes and salaries of the State, local and hospital Public Services) and the modernisation of the State (including computing means).
He is responsible with their colleagues for Health, Youth and Sport and for Labour, Labour Relations and Solidarity of the equilibrium of social accounts.
The current Minister for the Budget, Public Accounts and the Civil Service is Eric Woerth. Éric Wœrth (born 29 January 1956 in Creil) is a French politician
The Ministry of Finances is situated in Bercy, a district in Paris (in the 12th arrondissement). Bercy is an area in the east of the city of Paris, France, north of the river Seine. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city The building extends to the Seine River, where there is an embarcadero with fast river boats for faster liaisons to other government agencies. The Seine (sɛn in French) is a slow flowing major River and commercial waterway within the regions of Île-de-France and Haute-Normandie
That is why the French media often refer to it as simply "Bercy". The sentence the Bercy Fortress (la forteresse de Bercy) refers to the Ministry as a dark department with obtuse civil servants, especially of high rank. See also Bureaucrat The term civil service has two distinct meanings Branch of governmental service in which individuals are hired on the basis That is emphasized by the impressive look of the building.
For evident practical reasons, the two ministers share the building and some common services that were under the former ministry of Economy, Finances and Industry.
External links This page is a list of French finance ministers, including the equivalent positions of Superintendent of Finances and Controller-General of Finances The Superintendent of Finances (Surintendant des finances was the name of the minister in charge of finances in France from 1561 to 1661 The Controller-General of Finances (Contrôleur général des finances was the name of the minister in charge of finances in France from 1661 to 1791
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