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French Finance Minister wants COVID state loans paid back over 2 years

PARIS, Oct 16 (Reuters) - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday he would ask the European Commission to let businesses granted French state loans to cushion the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to pay them back over two years instead of one.

During a interview with BFM TV, he also said France would put in place a “pandemic insurance plan” for companies within coming months. (Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten;)

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