The increase of more than a billion is partly due to artificial intelligence.
The fact that big fraud dossiers are now automatically passed to the public prosecutor is also likely to be a factor.
Over half related to VAT, corporation tax, stamp duty or wealth tax. The total sum is equal to the budget of the Justice Ministry, the Prime Minister said.
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