government plans “short-term action”, says Macron

The government will put in place a “short-term action” to “leave no one in disarray” in the face of soaring energy and fuel prices, Emmanuel Macron said during a trip to Tremblay-en-France. France (Seine-Saint-Denis).

“There will be a short-term action, to support households. The government is working on it and will have in the coming days to complete its response according to the evolution to leave no one in disarray,” said the head of the State, on the sidelines of a visit to Seine-Saint-Denis to meet athletes to discuss the 2024 Olympic Games.

The President of the Republic declared to carry out in parallel “a diplomatic action to try to constrain these prices”, with the principal exporting countries, vis-a-vis a “suffered situation”.

The Head of State recalled having already provided “answers” in particular via “the energy check” and the “price blocking measures”, announced at the end of September by Prime Minister Jean Castex with the blocking of the regulated gas tariff until ‘in April 2022 and limiting the increase in electricity.

The rise in energy prices is “a problem” which “affects all our compatriots, sometimes even more our most modest compatriots”, “those who have to travel forced and who are therefore obliged to refuel every day “, recognized Mr. Macron, ensuring not” to underestimate what it represents on the budget of our compatriots “.

“All this teaches us one thing: we have to carry out a strategy of decarbonising our energy”, hammered the head of state, once again extolling nuclear power.

After the measures announced in the face of the rise in gas and electricity prices, which is hitting all of Europe, the government is also following very closely the soaring prices at the pump, with the “yellow vests” crisis in the world. ‘spirit.

On Wednesday his spokesperson, Gabriel Attal, had mentioned “several possible avenues”, including a “lowering of taxes” and “specific assistance”, while specifying that “the decision was not taken”.

It will “not be a tax reduction”, we assure Thursday within the executive, because it “would also benefit those who have a 4×4 or an SUV”. What about a fuel check like the existing one for energy? “We’ll see”.

“Prices seem to stabilize at a high level, so we allow ourselves a little time to find the right device, consistent in terms of purchasing power and consistent from an environmental point of view,” the same source explains. .

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