Emmanuel Macron announced Sunday a new aid to compensate for the high price of fuel, "limited to workers" and the most modest, and which could reach "100 euros per car per year". The measure will address "the 50% of the most modest workers," he said in an interview on TF1 and France 2. "It is relevant, we do not help households that do not need it and we do not help comfort travel," he added, explaining that he had asked the government to develop this device.
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On the other hand, he announced that there would no longer be a bill authorizing the resale of fuel at a loss, as announced by Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, and that all distributors refused.
The measure "will not be in the text" on anti-inflation measures presented Wednesday in the Council of Ministers, "we keep it as a threat," he said. The Prime Minister "will bring together all the actors of the sector this week and ask them to do at cost price".
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He recalled that in its 3500 service stations, TotalEnergies had limited the prices of its fuels to 1.99 € per liter. "The other distributors are not refiners like Total is. For everyone else, we will ask the refiners to give us transparency, see where there are some who benefit and go get their margins, "he said.
The President of the Republic also announced that the "60 largest agri-food manufacturers" would be gathered around a negotiating table to agree on an agreement limiting their margins. "We have large groups that have made the prices of some of their brands soar and so we want to put them back around the table and pass the price drop faster," he said.
We will put in place, and I will personally ensure it, an agreement on the moderation of margins in the sector", with "controllers" who will carry out checks, he added. "It is unbearable to see so many of our compatriots having to choose on essential goods, no one should take advantage of this crisis," he concluded.