French government confirms fuel tax increase – The Economic Journal

French government confirms fuel tax increase - The Economic Journal


French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has confirmed the government's intention to increase fuel taxes from January onwards.

"If during the year there is an increase in the price of the raw material, then we can return to the levels of the rate that was set for January 1," the head of the French government told RMC-BFMTV stations.

The prime minister added that if the price of raw material rises due to "non-controllable" phenomena the additional fees will not "be applied."

Édouard Philippe also said he is willing to receive a "delegation that is representative" of the "yellow vests" protest movement that protests against rising fuel prices.



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