“Who is the biggest super profiteer, if I dare, who makes the biggest super profits: it’s the state,” Roux de Bézieux told France Inter.

“Tax receipts for the first half of 2022 increased by 27 billion euros,” he argued, explaining that it is “thanks to the super profits of companies”.

“So this is good news for these companies, for their employees, but also for the French, for the State”, according to the president of the first French employers’ organization.

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said in an interview with Le Parisien on Saturday that she did not close the door to a tax on super-profits, but that she preferred that each company that can “lower prices for the consumer and give purchasing power to its employees.

Asked about the fact that Great Britain has implemented an exceptional and temporary tax on the profits of oil tankers, the president of Medef replied that “Great Britain has a tax rate which is 10% lower than ours” .

“The strength of French taxation for 7 years now has been to be stable and to have a clear signal of attractiveness”, highlighted Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, who is to give a speech at the start of the day. noon in front of the REF (medef summer university).

“We have an economic situation which is less bad than elsewhere, let’s not increase taxes,” he pleaded again.